…Not that I watched it.
Taylor Swift…again?? Of course, she sells to teenagers.
Here are Grammys that Matter: (At least to me.)
Best Rock Song: Alabama Shakes, "Don't Wanna Fight"
Best Alternative Music Album: Alabama Shakes, Sound & Color
Best Historical Album: Various artists; (Dylan, the Band)The Basement Tapes Complete: The Bootleg Series Vol. 11
Best Blues Album: Buddy Guy, Born to Play Guitar
All well and good, but lastly we have:
Best Jazz Instrumental Album: John Scofield, Past Present
Sco finally gets some recognition!
Here's a great article on Sco's new album.
http://www.voanews.com/content/john-sco ... 89442.html
Scofield has performed with Grateful Dead electric bassist Phil Lesh, the Southern rock band Government Mule and the avant-jazz-funk jam band Medeski, Martin & Wood as well as his own groups. His eclectic tastes are reflected on "Past Present'' through compositions with catchy melodies - reflecting his affinity for pop music - that each have a distinctive flavor yet remain jazz.
Scofield says the title "Past Present'' also has a deeper meaning reflecting the essence of jazz: "We have to be absolutely in the present in order to have the music be spontaneous and feel like jazz, but everything we play is rooted in the past because it's a shared language and you have to know the music's history.''