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    Brad Mehldau, Attacca Quartet, Kronos Quartet Win Grammy Awards

    Congratulations to Brad Mehldau, Attacca Quartet, and Kronos Quartet, who won Grammy Awards on Sunday, and to Yola, who performed at the 62nd Grammy Awards Premiere Ceremony at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles at which those awards were presented.

    Brad Mehldau earned his first-ever Grammy Award when his album Finding Gabriel won for Best Jazz Instrumental Album. (The award was accepted on his behalf by presenter Luis Fonsi, pictured.) On Finding Gabriel, Mehldau performs on piano, synthesizers, percussion, and Fender Rhodes, as well as vocals, with guests Ambrose Akinmusire, Sara Caswell, Kurt Elling, Joel Frahm, Mark Guiliana, Gabriel Kahane, and Becca Stevens, among others. "A soundtrack for our times," says the AP. "[T]he intricate arrangements of wordless vocals are fascinating, and among the singers is Mehldau, who happens to have a lovely voice. Fetching melodies abound."

    Attacca Quartet received the Grammy Award for Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance for its recording of Caroline Shaw's Orange, released on New Amsterdam and Nonesuch Records. "A love letter to the string quartet," says NPR. "[W]hen you hear all the imaginative sounds on Orange, you know you're listening to the voice of a strong composer."

    The first full recording of Sun Rings, Kronos Quartet's groundbreaking 2002 collaboration with composer Terry Riley, won the Grammy Award for Best Engineered Album, Classical. The album was engineered by Leslie Ann Jones; mixed by John Kilgore, Judy Sherman, and David Harrington; and mastered by Robert C. Ludwig. It's "music that is intimate and grand by turns, all tied together with the natural sounds of outer space," says All About Jazz. "A powerful listen," says Tablet, "a quietly meditative consideration of our place on the third rock from the sun ... It’s unquestionably beautiful."

    Yola gave the final performance of the Premiere Ceremony, a rousing rendition of her Grammy-nominated song "Faraway Look," from her debut album, Walk Through Fire. This followed her performances at the AmericanaFest Salute to Willie Nelson on Saturday and the MusiCares tribute to Aerosmith.

    To pick up a copy of any of these nominated Nonesuch albums, head to the Nonesuch Store now.

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Congratulations to Brad Mehldau, Attacca Quartet, and Kronos Quartet, who won Grammy Awards on Sunday, and to Yola, who performed at the Premiere Ceremony in Los Angeles at which those awards were presented. Mehldau earned his first Grammy when Finding Gabriel won for Best Jazz Instrumental Album. Attacca Quartet received the Grammy for Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance for Caroline Shaw's Orange. Kronos Quartet's recording of Terry Riley's Sun Rings won the Grammy for Best Engineered Album, Classical; it was engineered by Leslie Ann Jones; mixed by John Kilgore, Judy Sherman, and David Harrington; and mastered by Robert C. Ludwig.

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Congratulations to Brad Mehldau, Attacca Quartet, and Kronos Quartet, who won Grammy Awards on Sunday, and to Yola, who performed at the 62nd Grammy Awards Premiere Ceremony at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles at which those awards were presented.

Brad Mehldau earned his first-ever Grammy Award when his album Finding Gabriel won for Best Jazz Instrumental Album. (The award was accepted on his behalf by presenter Luis Fonsi, pictured.) On Finding Gabriel, Mehldau performs on piano, synthesizers, percussion, and Fender Rhodes, as well as vocals, with guests Ambrose Akinmusire, Sara Caswell, Kurt Elling, Joel Frahm, Mark Guiliana, Gabriel Kahane, and Becca Stevens, among others. "A soundtrack for our times," says the AP. "[T]he intricate arrangements of wordless vocals are fascinating, and among the singers is Mehldau, who happens to have a lovely voice. Fetching melodies abound."

Attacca Quartet received the Grammy Award for Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance for its recording of Caroline Shaw's Orange, released on New Amsterdam and Nonesuch Records. "A love letter to the string quartet," says NPR. "[W]hen you hear all the imaginative sounds on Orange, you know you're listening to the voice of a strong composer."

The first full recording of Sun Rings, Kronos Quartet's groundbreaking 2002 collaboration with composer Terry Riley, won the Grammy Award for Best Engineered Album, Classical. The album was engineered by Leslie Ann Jones; mixed by John Kilgore, Judy Sherman, and David Harrington; and mastered by Robert C. Ludwig. It's "music that is intimate and grand by turns, all tied together with the natural sounds of outer space," says All About Jazz. "A powerful listen," says Tablet, "a quietly meditative consideration of our place on the third rock from the sun ... It’s unquestionably beautiful."

Yola gave the final performance of the Premiere Ceremony, a rousing rendition of her Grammy-nominated song "Faraway Look," from her debut album, Walk Through Fire. This followed her performances at the AmericanaFest Salute to Willie Nelson on Saturday and the MusiCares tribute to Aerosmith.

To pick up a copy of any of these nominated Nonesuch albums, head to the Nonesuch Store now.

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