Thursday, December 03, 2009

Telarc And Heads Up Receive 9 Grammy® Nominations

Telarc International and Heads Up International, divisions of Concord Music Group, received 9 GRAMMY® nominations, as announced by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (NARAS) on December 2, 2009. The nominations were in an array of categories including pop, jazz and classical. All nominations were for albums released between October 2008 and August 2009. Winners will be announced at the 52nd Annual GRAMMY® Awards on Sunday, January 31, 2010 (8:00-11:30 PM, ET/PT), at Staples Center in Los Angeles, airing live on the CBS Television Network.

The nominations are:

Field 1 - Pop
Category 10 – Best Pop Instrumental Album
Legacy
Artists: Hiroshima
[Heads Up International]

Field 1 - Pop
Category 10 – Best Pop Instrumental Album
Down the Wire
Artists: Spyro Gyra
[Heads Up International]

Field 10 – Jazz
Category 44 -- Best Contemporary Jazz Album
Big Neighborhood
Artist: Mike Stern
[Heads Up International]

Field 10 – Jazz
Category 44 -- Best Contemporary Jazz Album
75
Artists: Joe Zawinul & The Zawinul Syndicate
[Heads Up International]

Field 10 – Jazz
Category 45 – Best Jazz Vocal Album
Desire
Artists: Tierney Sutton Band
[Telarc International]

Field 26 – Surround Sound
Category 94 – Best Surround Sound Album
Transmigration
Michael Bishop, surround mix engineer; Michael Bishop, surround mastering engineer; Elaine Martone, surround producer (Robert Spano, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra & Choruses)
[Telarc International]

Field 28 – Classical
Category 98 – Best Orchestral Performance
Bruckner: Symphony No. 5
Artist: Benjamin Zander, conductor (Philharmonia Orchestra)
[Telarc International]

Field 28 – Classical
Category 102 – Best Instrumental Soloist Performance (without Orchestra)
Caroline Goulding
Artists: Caroline Goulding (Christopher O'Riley & Janine Randall)
[Telarc International]

Field 28 – Classical
Category 103 – Best Chamber Music Performance
Takemitsu, Toru: And Then I Knew ‘Twas Wind
Artists: Yolanda Kondonassis, Cynthia Phelps & Joshua Smith
Track from: Debussy & Takemitsu: Air: Music For Harp, Flute & Strings
[Telarc International]

Since 1980, Telarc International, a division of Concord Music Group, has been honored with 57 GRAMMY® Awards for performance, production and engineering. Other important awards include the French Grand Prix du Disque and Diapason d’Or; Japan’s Record of the Year; Germany’s Audiophile CD of the Year; and Gramophone Magazine’s 2004 Label of the Year. Although it began as a classical-only label, Telarc now boasts a catalog of more than 1000 recordings, ranging from classical and classical-crossover to jazz, contemporary jazz, Americana, pop and blues.

For nearly 20 years, Heads Up International, a division of Concord Music Group, has been successfully carving its niche in the world of contemporary instrumental music. Heads Up artists and releases have consistently landed on Billboard’s Contemporary Jazz, Traditional Jazz and World Music charts, and have garnered numerous industry awards, including Billboard’s Contemporary Latin Jazz Album of the Year, the AFIM’s Independent Contemporary Jazz Album of the Year, six GRAMMY® Awards and numerous GRAMMY® nominations. Heads Up was also the winner of JazzWeek’s Radio Programmers Album of the Year Award for two consecutive years, and Gibson Guitar’s Best Female Jazz Guitarist. In addition to the awards and accolades, Heads Up artists have regularly captured the #1 slot in national radio airplay.

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