Once again, the GRAMMY nominations with Airshow connections cover a wide swath of musical ground – from a perennial bluegrass band, to a jazz/orchestral pops project for kids to New Age piano, with some Woody Guthrie in the mix.
Congratulations to these 2013 nominees, and best wishes in the the final voting round:
Best Bluegrass Album
Scratch Gravel Road by Special Consensus on Compass Records; mastered by Randy LeRoy. This is the band’s 35th year!
Please listen to “Shoulda Took A Train” from Scratch Gravel Road
Best Latin Rock, Urban or Alternative Album
Imaginaries by Quetzal; on Smithsonian Folkways Records. We’ll call it rock; a listener calls the harmony “CSN off leashes.” The project was mastered by Charlie Pilzer.
Listen to “Imaginaries,” the title track.
Best Children’s Album
JumpinJazz Kids – A Swinging Jungle Tale – Featuring Al Jarreau, Hubert Laws and Dee Dee Bridgewater; composed and produced by Boulder’s Mark Oblinger; engineered by James Tuttle at Airshow’s Boulder studio, and mastered by Dominick Maita. Explore the project here ( http://jumpinjazzkids.com)
Please listen to “Do The Monkey Swing” featuring Al Jarreau
Little Seed: Songs for Children by Woody Guthrie; released on Smithsonian Folkways, performed by Elizabeth Mitchell; Charlie Pilzer tracked some of this recording in the Takoma Park studio.
Best New Age Album
Light Body by Peter Kater on Mysterium Music. This is the 7th Grammy nominated CD by Peter Kater mastered by David Glasser.
Big Shout-Outs to:
Jeff Place, Robert Santelli and Pete Reiniger for Woody at 100: The Woody Guthrie Centennial Collection on Smithsonian Folkways, a book and multi-CD project nominated as Best Historical Album and for Best Packaging. David and Charlie are credited for audio restoration.
Producer Michael Friedman of Premonition Records, engineer Jim Anderson, and mastering engineer Darcy Proper for the surround release of Modern Cool by Patricia Barber. The Pure Audio Blu-Ray was nominated for Best Surround Sound album. David Glasser mastered the stereo version included on the Blu-ray release.
Congratulations again to all of the Grammy nominees!