|Grammy Award for Best Jazz Instrumental Album|
|Awarded for||quality instrumental jazz albums|
|Presented by||National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences|
The Grammy Award for Best Jazz Instrumental Album is an award that was first presented in 1959.
A Grammy Award, or Grammy, is an award presented by The Recording Academy to recognize achievements in the music industry. The annual presentation ceremony features performances by prominent artists, and the presentation of those awards that have a more popular interest. The Grammys are the second of the Big Three major music awards held annually.
From 1959 to 2011, the Award was called Best Instrumental Jazz Album, Individual or Group. In 2012, it was shortened to Best Jazz Instrumental Album, encompassing albums that previously fell under the categories Best Contemporary Jazz Album and Best Latin Jazz Album (both defunct as of 2012).A year later, the Best Latin Jazz Album category returned, disallowing albums in that category to be nominated for Best Jazz Instrumental Album.
The Grammy Award for Best Latin Jazz Album is an award presented at the Grammy Awards, a ceremony that was established in 1958 and originally called the Gramophone Awards, to recording artists for quality works in the Latin jazz music genre. Honors in several categories are presented at the ceremony annually by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences of the United States to "honor artistic achievement, technical proficiency and overall excellence in the recording industry, without regard to album sales or chart position".
Years listed indicate the year in which the Grammy Awards were presented, for works released in the previous year. Before 1962 and from 1972 to 1978, the award title did not specify instrumental performances and was presented for instrumental or vocal performances. The award has had several name changes.
2016 : John Scofield, Past Present (winner)
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|1960||Jonah Jones||I Dig Chicks|
|1961||André Previn||West Side Story|
|1962||André Previn||André Previn Plays Songs by Harold Arlen|
|1964||Bill Evans||Conversations with Myself|
|1966||Ramsey Lewis||The In Crowd|
|1967||Wes Montgomery||Goin' Out of My Head|
|1968||Cannonball Adderley||Mercy, Mercy, Mercy! Live at 'The Club'|
|1969||Bill Evans||Bill Evans at the Montreux Jazz Festival|
|1970||Wes Montgomery||Willow Weep for Me|
|1972||Bill Evans||The Bill Evans Album|
|1973||Freddie Hubbard||First Light|
|1974||Supersax||Supersax Plays Bird|
|1975||Joe Pass, Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen, Oscar Peterson||The Trio|
|1976||Chick Corea & Return to Forever||No Mystery|
|1977||Chick Corea||The Leprechaun|
|1978||Phil Woods||The Phil Woods Six – Live from the Showboat|
|1980||Chick Corea & Gary Burton||Duet|
|1981||Bill Evans||We Will Meet Again|
|1982||Chick Corea & Gary Burton||Chick Corea & Gary Burton in Concert - Zurich, October 28, 1979|
|1983||Phil Woods||"More" Live|
|1984||Phil Woods||At the Vanguard|
|1985||Art Blakey||New York Scene|
|1986||Wynton Marsalis||Black Codes (From the Underground)|
|1987||Wynton Marsalis||J Mood|
|1988||Wynton Marsalis||Marsalis Standard Time, Vol. I|
|1989||Roy Haynes, Cecil McBee, David Murray, Pharoah Sanders, McCoy Tyner||Blues for Coltrane: A Tribute to John Coltrane|
|1990||Chick Corea||Chick Corea Akoustic Band|
|1991||Oscar Peterson||Live at the Blue Note|
|1992||Oscar Peterson||Saturday Night at the Blue Note|
|1993||Branford Marsalis||I Heard You Twice the First Time|
|1994||Joe Henderson||So Near, So Far (Musings for Miles)|
|1995||Ron Carter, Herbie Hancock, Wallace Roney, Wayne Shorter, Tony Williams||A Tribute to Miles|
|1996||McCoy Tyner Trio & Michael Brecker||Infinity|
|1997||Michael Brecker||Tales from the Hudson|
|1998||Charlie Haden & Pat Metheny||Beyond the Missouri Sky (Short Stories)|
|1999||Herbie Hancock||Gershwin's World|
|2000||Gary Burton, Chick Corea, Roy Haynes, Dave Holland, Pat Metheny||Like Minds|
|2001||Branford Marsalis||Contemporary Jazz|
|2002||Sonny Rollins||This Is What I Do|
|2003||Herbie Hancock, Michael Brecker, Roy Hargrove||Directions in Music: Live at Massey Hall|
|2006||Wayne Shorter||Beyond the Sound Barrier|
|2007||Chick Corea||The Ultimate Adventure|
|2009||Chick Corea & Gary Burton||The New Crystal Silence|
|2010||Chick Corea & John McLaughlin||Five Peace Band Live|
|2011||James Moody||Moody 4B|
|2012||Corea, Clarke & White||Forever|
|2013||Pat Metheny||Unity Band|
|2014||Terri Lyne Carrington||Money Jungle: Provocative in Blue|
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