Best Improvised Jazz Solo
“Kick Those Feet”
Kenny Barron, soloist
Track from: Songs From My Father
(Gerry Gibbs Thrasher Dream Trios)
Whaling City Sound is pleased and honored to have Kenny Barron nominated for best jazz solo by the Recording Academy / GRAMMYs, for his playing on the Terry Gibbs composition “Kick Those Feet” from our Songs From My Father release.
Drummer Gerry Gibbs put together a remarkable 2 CD set of his Dad Terry’s songs and somehow captured 4 trios of stellar keyboard and bass players during the pandemic.
The Whaling City team thanks Kenny, Gerry, Terry, and the other jazz luminaries who went above and beyond to produce two hours of some of the finest music recorded in the last year. Kudos to the voters and the Academy for recognizing this remarkable effort.
~Neal Weiss for Whaling City Sound
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Whaling City Sound warmly thanks the knowledgeable and committed readers of DOWNBEAT Magazine for the honor of making our label #5 on the list of esteemed jazz labels for the year 2020-21. While some deride polls as “popularity contests,” all of us at Whaling City Sound have no problem being considered near the top of those organizations who bring jazz to you on a regular basis.
We are also thankful that many of the artists featured on our releases in recent years, either as leaders, co-leaders, or side-persons, have been recognized by Downbeat readers. Congratulations to those who have achieved this well-earned recognition. If we left anyone out of the list below, we apologize, and again, thank you for listening and voting. Feel free to reach out to us if you would like to know more about which releases include any particular musicians. ~Neal Weiss, President.
Hall of Fame: Kenny Barron #2
Jazz Artist: Christian McBride: #2, Kenny Barron: #7, Teri Lyne Carrington
Trumpet: Ingrid Jensen
Trombone: Steve Davis
Soprano sax: David Liebman #2,
Alto sax: Greg Abate: #2
Tenor Sax: Gerry Bergonzi
Flute: Ted Nash, David Liebman
Piano: Chick Corea, #1, Kenny Barron, #3
Keyboard: Mark Cary
Organ: Joey DeFrancesco, #1: Larry Goldings, #3
Guitar: Russell Malone
Bass: Ron Carter, #2: John Patitucci, Linda May Han Oh, Dezron Douglas
Drums: Teri Lyne Carrington, #3: Joe Farnsworth; Johnathan Blake, Jeff “Tain” Watts
Composer: Chick Corea, #2