Grammy Award for Best Jazz Instrumental Album, Individual or Group


Grammy Award for Best Jazz Instrumental Album, Individual or Group

The Grammy Award for Best Instrumental Jazz Album, Individual or Group has been presented since 1959. Before 1962 and from 1972 to 1978 the award title did not specify instrumental performances and was presented for instrumental or vocal performances. The award has had several minor name changes:

*From 1959 to 1960 the award was known as Best Jazz Performance, Group
*In 1961 it was awarded as Best Jazz Performance Solo or Small Group
*From 1962 to 1963 the award was known as Best Jazz Performance Solo or Small Group (Instrumental)
*In 1964 it was awarded as Best Instrumental Jazz Performance - Soloist or Small Group
*From 1965 to 1966 it was awarded as Best Instrumental Jazz Performance - Small Group or Soloist
*In 1967 it was awarded as Best Instrumental Jazz Performance - Group or Soloist with Group
*From 1968 to 1971 it was awarded as Best Instrumental Jazz Performance, Small Group or Soloist with Small Group
*From 1972 to 1978 it was awarded as Best Jazz Performance by a Group
*From 1979 to 1992 it was awarded as Best Jazz Instrumental Performance, Group
*From 1993 to 2000 it was awarded as Best Jazz Instrumental Performance, Individual or Group
*Since 2001 it has been awarded as Best Jazz Instrumental Album, Individual or Group Years reflect the year in which the Grammy Awards were presented, for works released in the previous year.

2000s

*Grammy Awards of 2008
**Michael Brecker for "Pilgrimage"
*Grammy Awards of 2007
**Chick Corea for "The Ultimate Adventure"
*Grammy Awards of 2006
**Wayne Shorter Quartet for "Beyond The Sound Barrier"
*Grammy Awards of 2005
**McCoy Tyner with Gary Bartz, Terence Blanchard, Christian McBride and Lewis Nash for "Illuminations"
*Grammy Awards of 2004
**Clark Germain (engineer), Dave Darlington (engineer/mixer), Robert Sadin (engineer/mixer & producer) & Wayne Shorter for "Alegría"
*Grammy Awards of 2003
**Doug Doctor, Jay Newland, Rob Griffin (engineers/mixers), Jason Olaine (producer), Michael Brecker (producer & artist), Herbie Hancock & Roy Hargrove for "Directions in Music"
*Grammy Awards of 2002
**Troy Halderson (engineer), Lucille Rollins (producer) & Sonny Rollins (producer & artist) for "This Is What I Do"
*Grammy Awards of 2001
**Rob 'Wacko' Hunter (engineer/mixer & producer), Branford Marsalis (producer) & the Branford Marsalis Quartet for "Contemporary Jazz"
*Grammy Awards of 2000
**Gary Burton, Chick Corea, Roy Haynes, Dave Holland & Pat Metheny for "Like Minds"

1990s

*Grammy Awards of 1999
**Herbie Hancock for "Gershwin's World"
*Grammy Awards of 1998
**Charlie Haden & Pat Metheny for "Beyond the Missouri Sky"
*Grammy Awards of 1997
**Michael Brecker for "Tales From the Hudson"
*Grammy Awards of 1996
**McCoy Tyner Trio & Michael Brecker for "Infinity"
*Grammy Awards of 1995
**Ron Carter, Herbie Hancock, Wallace Roney, Wayne Shorter & Tony Williams for "A Tribute to Miles"
*Grammy Awards of 1994
**Joe Henderson for "So Near, So Far (Musings for Miles)"
*Grammy Awards of 1993
**Branford Marsalis for "I Heard You Twice the First Time"
*Grammy Awards of 1992
**The Oscar Peterson Trio for "Saturday Night at the Blue Note"
*Grammy Awards of 1991
**The Oscar Peterson Trio for "The Legendary Oscar Peterson Trio Live at the Blue Note"
*Grammy Awards of 1990
**Chick Corea Akoustic Band for "Chick Corea Akoustic Band"

1980s

*Grammy Awards of 1989
** Roy Haynes, Cecil McBee, David Murray, Pharoah Sanders & McCoy Tyner for "Blues for Coltrane: A Tribute to John Coltrane"
*Grammy Awards of 1988
**Wynton Marsalis for "Marsalis Standard Time - Volume I"
*Grammy Awards of 1987
**Wynton Marsalis for "J Mood"
*Grammy Awards of 1986
**Wynton Marsalis for "Black Codes From the Underground" performed by the Wynton Marsalis Group
*Grammy Awards of 1985
**Art Blakey for "New York Scene" performed by Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers
*Grammy Awards of 1984
**Phil Woods for "At the Vanguard" performed by the Phil Woods Quartet
*Grammy Awards of 1983
**Phil Woods for "More" Live"
*Grammy Awards of 1982
**Chick Corea & Gary Burton for "Chick Corea & Gary Burton in Concert - Zurich, October 28, 1979"
*Grammy Awards of 1981
**Bill Evans for "We Will Meet Again"
*Grammy Awards of 1980
**Chick Corea & Gary Burton for "Duet"

1970s

*Grammy Awards of 1979
**Chick Corea for "Friends"
*Grammy Awards of 1978
**Phil Woods for "The Phil Woods Six - Live From the Showboat"
*Grammy Awards of 1977
**Chick Corea for "The Leprechaun"
*Grammy Awards of 1976
**Chick Corea & Return to Forever for "No Mystery"
*Grammy Awards of 1975
**Joe Pass, Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen & Oscar Peterson for "The Trio"
*Grammy Awards of 1974
**Supersax for "Supersax Plays Bird"
*Grammy Awards of 1973
**Freddie Hubbard for "First Light"
*Grammy Awards of 1972
**Bill Evans for "The Bill Evans Album" performed by the Bill Evans Trio
*Grammy Awards of 1971
**Bill Evans for "Alone"
*Grammy Awards of 1970
**Wes Montgomery for "Willow Weep for Me"

1960s

*Grammy Awards of 1969
**Bill Evans for "Bill Evans at the Montreux Jazz Festival" performed by the Bill Evans Trio
*Grammy Awards of 1968
**Cannonball Adderly "Mercy, Mercy, Mercy" performed by the Cannonball Adderley Quintet
*Grammy Awards of 1967
**Wes Montgomery for "Goin' Out of My Head"
*Grammy Awards of 1966
**Ramsey Lewis for "The "In" Crowd" performed by the Ramsey Lewis Trio
*Grammy Awards of 1965
**Stan Getz for "Getz/Gilberto"
*Grammy Awards of 1964
**Bill Evans for "Conversations With Myself"
*Grammy Awards of 1963
**Stan Getz for "Desafinado"
*Grammy Awards of 1962
**André Previn for "André Previn Plays Harold Arlen"
*Grammy Awards of 1961
**André Previn for "West Side Story"
*Grammy Awards of 1960
**Jonah Jones for "I Dig Chicks"

1950s

*Grammy Awards of 1959
**Count Basie for "Basie"


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