Photograph by Rudy Lu
The Grammy nominations were announced on Tuesday (December 6), and considering the amount of great music produced in 2016, the results of the Recording Academy members’ ballots were disappointing, to say the least. On the other hand, when was the last time that the Grammys got it right, eh?
But for those who care:
With nine nominations for Lemonade, Beyoncé leads the pack, including nods in each of the big three categories – Best Album, Best Record and Best Song. Leading her competition in those categories, whoever in Adele, who earned five nominations in total.
You can GO HERE for the full list of nominations…
But if you want to know where to catch the new nominees in concert around Greater Nippertown, then this is the list that you want (in chronological order):
YO-YO MA @ the Palace Theatre, Albany, Thursday (December 8) (with the Albany Symphony Orchestra)
Best Music Film (“The Music of Strangers”) (with the Silk Road Ensemble)
Best World Music Album (Sing Me Home) (with the Silk Road Ensemble)
RAVI COLTRANE @ The Egg, Albany, Friday (December 9) (with the Jack DeJohnette Trio)
Also at The Falcon, Marlboro, Sunday (December 11) (with the Jeff “Tain” Watts Quintet)
Best Improvised Jazz Solo (“In Movement”)