Grammy Award for Best Arrangement, Instrumental and Vocals

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Grammy Award for Best Arrangement, Instrumental and Vocals
Awarded forquality arrangements of instrumentals with vocals
CountryUnited States
Presented by National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences
First awarded1963
Last awarded2017
Website grammy.com

The Grammy Award for Best Instrumental Arrangement, Instruments and Vocals (including its previous names) has been awarded since 1963. The award is presented to the arranger of the music, not to the performer(s), except if the performer is also the arranger.

Grammy Award accolade by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences of the United States

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There have been several minor changes to the name of the award:

Years reflect the year in which the Grammy Awards were presented, for works released in the previous year.

2010s

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2000s

1990s

YearWinnerWorkPerformerNominationsRef.
1999 Herbie Hancock, Robert Sadin & Stevie Wonder "St. Louis Blues" Herbie Hancock
    [2]
    1998 Slide Hampton "Cotton Tail" Dee Dee Bridgewater
      [3]
      1997 Alan Broadbent & David Foster "When I Fall in Love" Natalie Cole with Nat King Cole
        [4]
        1996 Rob McConnell "I Get a Kick Out of You" Mel Tormé with Rob McConnell & The Boss Brass
          [5]
          1995 Hans Zimmer & Lebo Morake "Circle of Life" Carmen Twillie
            [6]
            1994 David Foster & Jeremy Lubbock"When I Fall in Love" Céline Dion & Clive Griffin
              [7]
              1993 Johnny Mandel "Here's to Life" Shirley Horn
                [8]
                1992 Johnny Mandel "Unforgettable" Natalie Cole with Nat King Cole
                  [9]
                  1991 Glen Ballard, Jerry Hey, Quincy Jones & Clif Magness "The Places You Find Love" Siedah Garrett & Chaka Khan
                    [10]
                    1990 Dave Grusin "My Funny Valentine" Michelle Pfeiffer
                      [11]

                      1980s

                      YearWinnerWorkPerformerNominationsRef.
                      1989 Jonathan Tunick "No One Is Alone" Cleo Laine
                        [12]
                        1988 Frank Foster "Deedles' Blues" Diane Schuur & the Count Basie Orchestra
                          [13]
                          1987 David Foster "Somewhere" Barbra Streisand
                            [14]
                            1986 Nelson Riddle "Lush Life" Linda Ronstadt
                              [15]
                              1985 David Foster & Jeremy Lubbock"Hard Habit to Break" Chicago
                                [16]
                                1984 Nelson Riddle "What's New?" Linda Ronstadt
                                  [17]
                                  1983 Jerry Hey & David Paich, Jeff Porcaro "Rosanna" Toto
                                    [18]
                                    1982 Jerry Hey & Quincy Jones "Ai No Corrida"Quincy Jones
                                      [19]
                                      1981 Christopher Cross & Michael Omartian "Sailing"Christopher Cross
                                        [20]
                                        1980 Michael McDonald "What a Fool Believes" The Doobie Brothers
                                          [21]

                                          1970s

                                          YearWinnerWorkPerformerNominationsRef.
                                          1979 Maurice White "Got to Get You into My Life" Earth, Wind & Fire
                                            [22]
                                            1978 Ian Freebairn-Smith "Evergreen (Love Theme from A Star Is Born)" Barbra Streisand
                                              [23]
                                              1977 James William Guercio & Jimmie Haskell "If You Leave Me Now" Chicago
                                                [24]
                                                1976 Ray Stevens "Misty"same as winner
                                                  [25]
                                                  1975 Joni Mitchell & Tom Scott "Down to You"Joni Mitchell
                                                    [26]
                                                    1974 George Martin "Live and Let Die" Paul McCartney & Wings
                                                      [27]
                                                      1973 Michel Legrand "What Are You Doing the Rest of Your Life?" Sarah Vaughan
                                                        [28]
                                                        1972 Paul McCartney "Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey"Paul & Linda McCartney
                                                        [29]
                                                        1971 Larry Knechtel & Paul Simon "Bridge Over Troubled Water" Simon and Garfunkel
                                                        [30]
                                                        1970 Fred Lipsius "Spinning Wheel" Blood, Sweat & Tears
                                                        [31]

                                                        1960s

                                                        YearWinnerWorkPerformerNominationsRef.
                                                        1969 Jimmy L. Webb "MacArthur Park" Richard Harris
                                                        • Dave Grusin – "Fool on the Hill"; performed by Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66
                                                        • George Tipton – "Light My Fire"; performed by Jose Feliciano
                                                        • Al de Lory – "Wichita Lineman"; performed by Glen Campbell
                                                        • Torrie Zito – "Yesterday I Heard the Rain"; performed by Tony Bennett
                                                        [32]
                                                        1968 Jimmie Haskell "Ode to Billie Joe" Bobbie Gentry
                                                        [33]
                                                        1967 Ernie Freeman "Strangers in the Night" Frank Sinatra
                                                        [34]
                                                        1966 Gordon Jenkins "It Was a Very Good Year" Frank Sinatra
                                                        • Astrud Gilberto – "Day by Day"
                                                        • Vikki Carr – "Everything I've Got"
                                                        • Kenny Burrell – "Greensleeves"
                                                        • Jackie Deshannon – "What The World Needs Now Is Love"
                                                        • The Beatles – "Yesterday"
                                                        [35]
                                                        1965 Peter Matz "People" Barbra Streisand
                                                        • Nancy Wilson – "How Glad I Am"
                                                        • Lorne Greene – "Ringo"
                                                        • Gale Garnett – "We'll Sing in the Sunshine"
                                                        • Jack Jones – "Where Love Has Gone"
                                                        • Tony Bennett – "Who Can I Turn To?"
                                                        [36]
                                                        1964 Henry Mancini "Days of Wine and Roses"same as winner
                                                        • Eydie Gorme – "Blame It on the Bossa Nova"
                                                        • Ray Charles – "Busted"
                                                        • Frank Sinatra – "Call Me Irresponsible"
                                                        • Nancy Wilson – "Tell Me the Truth"
                                                        • Jack Jones – "Wives and Lovers"
                                                        [37]
                                                        1963 Marty Manning "I Left My Heart in San Francisco" Tony Bennett
                                                        • Ray Charles – "Born To Lose"
                                                        • Steve Lawrence – "Go Away Little Girl"
                                                        • Ray Charles – "I Can't Stop Loving You"
                                                        • Joao Gilberto – "Joao Gilberto"
                                                        [38]

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