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Library of Congress Acquires Max Roach’s Legacy Collection; Selected 56th Annual GRAMMY Awards

Published on January 28, 2014

Library of Congress Acquires Max Roach’s Legacy Collection – The life and music of the late jazz great Max Roach, one of the founders of bebop, will forever by memorialized for future generations in the Library of Congress Jefferson Building.  The drummer’s personal collection consists of audio and video recordings, papers, music, and photos. Over the years he communicated with and collaborated with some of the greatest names in jazz. Ongoing exchanges with Parker, Gillespie, Monk, Mingus, Nina Simone, Alvin Ailey, Sam Shepard and Maya Angelou are in the collection. There are 80,000 papers and manuscripts, 7500 photos, 1000 music manuscripts and hundreds of audio and video recordings.

Selected 56th Annual GRAMMY Awards = 

Best Orchestral Performance: SIBELIUS: Symphonies 1 & 4 – Osmo Vanska – BIS SACD

Best Opera Recording: ADES: The Tempest – Met Opera – DGG

Best Choral Performance: PART: Adam’s Lament – Kaljuste – ECM

Best Chamber Music/Small Ens. Performance: Roomful of Teeth – New Amsterdam

Best Classical Instrumental Solo: CORIGLIANO: Conjurer; Concerto for Percussionist & Strings – Naxos

Best Classical Vocal Solo: Winter Morning Walks – Dawn Upshaw – ArtistShare

Best Classical Compendium: HINDEMITH: Violin Concerto; Symphonic Metamorphosis; Konzertmusik – Eschenbach – Ondine

Best Contemporary Classical Composition: MARIA SCHNEIDER: Winter Morning Walks – ArtistShare

Best Instrumental Composition: Pensamientos for solo alto sax & Ch. Orch. – Clare Fischer Orch. – Clavo Records

Best Imrpovised Jazz Solo: Orbits – Wayne Shorter – Blue Note

Best Jazz Vocal Album: Liquid Spirit – Gregory Porter – Blue Note

Best Jazz Instrumental Album: Money Jungle: Provocative in Blue – Terri Lyne Carrington – Concord

Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album: Night in Calisia – Randy Brecker/Kalisz Philharmonic – Summit

Best Latin Jazz Album: Song for Maura – Paquito D‘Rivera – Sunnyside

Best Instrumental Arrangement: On Green Dolphin Street – Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band – Telarc

Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalists: Swing Low – Gil Goldstein, arr. for Bobby McFerrin & Esperanza Spalding – Masterworks

Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media: Sound City: Real to Reel – Butch Vig – RCA/Roswell Records

Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media: Skyfall – Thomas Newman – Sony Classical

Best Musical Theater Album: Kinky Boots – Masterworks Broadway

Best World Music Album: Tie: Savor Flamenco – Gipsy Kings – Knitting Factory Records;  & Live: Singing for Peace Around the World – Ladysmith Black Mambazo – self

Best Surround Sound Album: Live Kisses – Eagle Rock Ent.

Best Pop Instrumental Album: Steppin’ Out – Herb Alpert – Shout Factory

Best Rock Performance: Radioactive – Imagine Dragons -Kidinakorner/Interscope

Best Rock Album: Celebration Day – Led Zeppelin – Swan Song/Atlantic




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