Several Nonesuch Albums Nominated for 62nd Grammy Awards

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Congratulations to all of the Nonesuch nominees for the 62nd Grammy Awards: Yola with four nominations, including Best New Artist and her album Walk Through Fire; Dan Auerbach for Producer of the Year; Rhiannon Giddens for "I'm on My Way" from her album with Francesco Turrisi, there is no Other; Brad Mehldau's Finding Gabriel, Joshua Redman Quartet's Come What May, Caroline Shaw and Attacca Quartet's Orange; and Kronos Quartet for Terry Riley's Sun Rings.

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Congratulations to Yola, Dan Auerbach, Brad Mehldau, Joshua Redman, Rhiannon Giddens, Kronos Quartet, Caroline Shaw, and Attacca Quartet, all of whom have been nominated for the 62nd Grammy Awards.

Yola has been nominated for four Grammy Awards: Best New Artist; Best Americana Album for her Dan Auerbach–produced debut album, Walk Through Fire, released on Auerbach's Easy Eye Sound label and Nonesuch; Best American Roots Performance for album track "Faraway Look"; and Best American Roots Song for "Faraway Look" with fellow songwriters Auerbach and Pat McLaughlin. Walk Through Fire puts a contemporary twist on a traditional sonic tapestry of orchestral strings, fiddle, steel, and shimmering tremolo guitars. Yola's arresting vocals captivate with sincere tales of heartache and loves lost, forgotten, and broken. The album "showcases Yola's otherworldly vocals and compelling songwriting," says NPR. "It's the work of an artist sure to stun audiences for years to come."

Dan Auerbach has been nominated for the Grammy Award for Producer of the Year, Non-Classical, for his work on Yola's album and The Black Keys' new album, "Let's Rock," as well as several records released on his Easy Eye Sound label.

Rhiannon Giddens has been nominated for Best American Roots Performance for "I'm on My Way," a song from her new album, there is no Other, with multi-instrumentalist Francesco Turrisi. The album, produced by Joe Henry, is at once a condemnation of “othering” and a celebration of the spread of ideas, connectivity, and shared experience. "This is acoustic roots music at its most glorious," exclaims Uncut, "and Giddens is fast becoming the genre’s brightest star in the firmament." (Additionally, Giddens's group Our Native Daughters has also been nominated for Best American Roots Song; American Original 1918, for which she performed with the Cincinnati Pops, is up for Best Classical Compendium.)

Brad Mehldau's Finding Gabriel has been nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Jazz Instrumental Album. 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."

Joshua Redman Quartet's Come What May has been nominated in the Best Jazz Instrumental Album category as well. The first album in almost two decades from this group of musicians—the saxophonist and his longtime friends and colleagues pianist Aaron Goldberg, bassist Reuben Rogers, and drummer Gregory Hutchinson—features seven Redman tunes. "Nothing beats the cool confidence of a band who have spent years on the road,” says the Times. “It also helps that the seven Redman tunes here are so good ... Four men playing as one."

Caroline Shaw and Attacca Quartet have each garnered Grammy Award nominations for their album Orange, released on New Amsterdam and Nonesuch Records: Shaw for Best Contemporary Classical Composition and the Attacca for Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance. "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, has been nominated 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."

The 62nd Grammy Awards will take place on Sunday, January 26, 2020, broadcast live from the Staples Center in Los Angeles on CBS beginning at 8pm ET. The Grammy Awards Premiere Ceremony, at which many of the above categories will be announced, will stream live on grammy.com starting at 3:30pm ET. For more information, including a complete list of nominees, visit grammy.com.

To pick up a copy of any of these nominated Nonesuch albums, head to the Nonesuch Store now, and listen to music from the albums in the Spotify, Apple Music, and YouTube playlists below.

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  • Wednesday, November 20, 2019
    Several Nonesuch Albums Nominated for 62nd Grammy Awards

    Congratulations to Yola, Dan Auerbach, Brad Mehldau, Joshua Redman, Rhiannon Giddens, Kronos Quartet, Caroline Shaw, and Attacca Quartet, all of whom have been nominated for the 62nd Grammy Awards.

    Yola has been nominated for four Grammy Awards: Best New Artist; Best Americana Album for her Dan Auerbach–produced debut album, Walk Through Fire, released on Auerbach's Easy Eye Sound label and Nonesuch; Best American Roots Performance for album track "Faraway Look"; and Best American Roots Song for "Faraway Look" with fellow songwriters Auerbach and Pat McLaughlin. Walk Through Fire puts a contemporary twist on a traditional sonic tapestry of orchestral strings, fiddle, steel, and shimmering tremolo guitars. Yola's arresting vocals captivate with sincere tales of heartache and loves lost, forgotten, and broken. The album "showcases Yola's otherworldly vocals and compelling songwriting," says NPR. "It's the work of an artist sure to stun audiences for years to come."

    Dan Auerbach has been nominated for the Grammy Award for Producer of the Year, Non-Classical, for his work on Yola's album and The Black Keys' new album, "Let's Rock," as well as several records released on his Easy Eye Sound label.

    Rhiannon Giddens has been nominated for Best American Roots Performance for "I'm on My Way," a song from her new album, there is no Other, with multi-instrumentalist Francesco Turrisi. The album, produced by Joe Henry, is at once a condemnation of “othering” and a celebration of the spread of ideas, connectivity, and shared experience. "This is acoustic roots music at its most glorious," exclaims Uncut, "and Giddens is fast becoming the genre’s brightest star in the firmament." (Additionally, Giddens's group Our Native Daughters has also been nominated for Best American Roots Song; American Original 1918, for which she performed with the Cincinnati Pops, is up for Best Classical Compendium.)

    Brad Mehldau's Finding Gabriel has been nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Jazz Instrumental Album. 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."

    Joshua Redman Quartet's Come What May has been nominated in the Best Jazz Instrumental Album category as well. The first album in almost two decades from this group of musicians—the saxophonist and his longtime friends and colleagues pianist Aaron Goldberg, bassist Reuben Rogers, and drummer Gregory Hutchinson—features seven Redman tunes. "Nothing beats the cool confidence of a band who have spent years on the road,” says the Times. “It also helps that the seven Redman tunes here are so good ... Four men playing as one."

    Caroline Shaw and Attacca Quartet have each garnered Grammy Award nominations for their album Orange, released on New Amsterdam and Nonesuch Records: Shaw for Best Contemporary Classical Composition and the Attacca for Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance. "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, has been nominated 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."

    The 62nd Grammy Awards will take place on Sunday, January 26, 2020, broadcast live from the Staples Center in Los Angeles on CBS beginning at 8pm ET. The Grammy Awards Premiere Ceremony, at which many of the above categories will be announced, will stream live on grammy.com starting at 3:30pm ET. For more information, including a complete list of nominees, visit grammy.com.

    To pick up a copy of any of these nominated Nonesuch albums, head to the Nonesuch Store now, and listen to music from the albums in the Spotify, Apple Music, and YouTube playlists below.

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