I’ve met your mother and your brother, but I’d like to see your grammy

Select list of 2023 Grammy nominees: aka I’ve met your brother and your mother, but someday I’d like to see your grammy….

  1. Molly Tuttle, best new artist —one of ten finalists — 
  2. Molly Tuttle, best bluegrass album—Molly Tuttle band played an Earthwise show at The Mitch, November, 2019, same weekend as the Gryphon 40th anniversary party.
  3. Pascal LeBoeuf, something jazz Snapshots
    Pascal Le Boeuf, composer (Tasha Warren & Dave Eggar) composer arranger
  5. Remy LeBoeuf, something jazz —Have never worked with these guys but have been following them since they were in high school, in nearby Santa Cruz. 
  6. Spoon, best rock something Lucifer On The Sofa— played my Cubberley Sessions their first time out here, on tour.
  7. Charlie Musselwhite, blues something (not by Kid A)— played Earthwise show at the JCC December, 2019 but I also met Charlie when he toured with Henry Butler, my then-client, 2002.
  8. Danilo Perez, Latin jazz
  9. Danilo Perez: Fronteras (Borders) Suite: Al-Musafir Blues
    Danilo Pérez, composer (Danilo Pérez Featuring The Global Messengers) — played The Cub in fall, 2000 and did an amazing workshop for middle-schoolers in Redwood City.
  10. Christopher Tin, instrumental or video game something; grew up in Palo Alto.
  11. Greg Kurstin with an asterisk I don’t even know how to read this but it mentions Greg three times:

Shawn Everett, Ludwig Göransson, Inflo, Tobias Jesso, Jr., Greg Kurstin, Max Martin, Joey Pecoraro & Shellback, producers; Julian Burg, Steve Churchyard, Tom Elmhirst, Shawn Everett, Serban Ghenea, Sam Holland, Michael Ilbert, Inflo, Greg Kurstin, Riley Mackin & Lasse Mårtén, engineers/mixers; Adele Adkins, Ludwig Göransson, Dean Josiah Cover, Tobias Jesso, Jr., Greg Kurstin, Max Martin & Shellback, songwriters; Randy Merrill, mastering engineer (Beyonce’s song lists 123 people in the credits— only that an early bandmate and mentor was Tommy Jordan, Paly ‘81)

  1. Steve Lacy with an asterisk —only that it reminds me of the soprano sax player with the same name;
  2. Samara Joy with an asterisk— bought a ticket to her show at the Freight, but missed the show;
  3. Norah Jones —#7 — old story— saw her before it was common knowledge that she was Ravi Shankar’s daughter.
  4. Robert Glasper best r and b Black Radio III — met him, in NYC in 2003 winter.

31. Best New Age, Ambient, or Chant Album

For albums containing greater than 50% playing time of new vocal or instrumental new age recordings.

  • Positano Songs
    Will Ackerman— see also, The New Varsity, circa 1985.
  • 14. 32. Best Improvised Jazz Solo

For an instrumental jazz solo performance. Two equal performers on one recording may be eligible as one entry. If the soloist listed appears on a recording billed to another artist, the latter’s name is in parenthesis for identification. Singles or Tracks only.)

  • Rounds (Live)
    Ambrose Akinmusire, soloist

#35 best large jazz ensemble:

Architecture Of Storms
Remy Le Boeuf’s Assembly Of Shadows

Best Latin jazz:

Danilo Pérez Featuring The Global Messengers

Blind Boys and Black Violin The Message

Best music for a video game Christopher Tin: Old World

70. Best Arrangement, Instruments and Vocals

An Arranger’s Award. (Artist names appear in parentheses.) Singles or Tracks only.

  • Never Gonna Be Alone
    Jacob Collier, arranger (Jacob Collier Featuring Lizzy McAlpine & John Mayer)

Best historical album:

Life’s Work: A Retrospective
Scott Billington, Ted Olson & Mason Williams, compilation producers; Paul Blakemore, mastering engineer (Doc Watson)

88 best classical compendium:

88. Best Classical Compendium

Award to the Artist(s) and to the Album Producer(s) and Engineer(s) of over 50% playing time of the album, and to the Composer and Librettist (if applicable) with over 50% playing time of a world premiere recording only.

  • The Lost Birds
    Voces8; Barnaby Smith & Christopher Tin, conductors; Sean Patrick Flahaven & Christopher Tin, producers

Note: I also sent a note to the agent for Nathan and the Zydeco Cha Chas, plus the manager of Blind Boys of Alabama.

Maybe I will award these people the first Eartie-Artie-Hearty — an amalgam of “earthwise” — you can spell “heart” or “art” or “ear” or “hear” with “earth”.

About markweiss86

Mark Weiss, founder of Plastic Alto blog, is a concert promoter and artist manager in Palo Alto, as Earthwise Productions, with background as journalist, advertising copywriter, book store returns desk, college radio producer, city council and commissions candidate, high school basketball player, and blogger; he also sang in local choir, fronts an Allen Ginsberg tribute Beat Hotel Rm 32 Reads 'Howl' and owns a couple musical instruments he cannot play
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