Candid Records is proud to announce the winning of two GRAMMY Awards. Congratulations to Terri Lyne Carrington, who won the GRAMMY Award for Best Instrumental Jazz Album for her groundbreaking project, new STANDARDS Vol. 1. And congratulations to Wayne Shorter & Leo Genovese, who won Best Improvised Jazz Solo for “Endangered Species,” from Live At The Detroit Jazz Festival, by the quartet of Shorter, Carrington, Genovese and esperanza spalding.

Carrington, who produced and performed on both projects, entered the GRAMMY Awards this weekend with four nominations. new STANDARDS Vol. 1 and Live At The Detroit Jazz Festival, released on Candid Records, were each nominated in both the Best Jazz Instrumental Album and Best Improvised Jazz Solo categories. It’s been a tremendous year for Carrington, who is an NEA Jazz Master, virtuoso jazz drummer, composer, interdisciplinary artist, activist, educator, 7-time GRAMMY nominee, and now a 4-time winner. This past week Carrington was also honoured by the Recording Academy’s Producers and Engineers Wing at their annual event.

“The one and only Wayne Shorter and co-soloist Leo Genovese were honoured for an inspiring example of collaborative improvisation. And Terri Lyne Carrington's GRAMMY win for Best Jazz Instrumental Album is another example of extraordinary collaboration with her co—winners, Linda, Kris, Matt and Nicholas and an incredible cast of featured guests. Both of these projects demonstrate Terri Lyne Carrington’s exceptional talent as a visionary producer, artist, activist and the ultimate collaborator who lifts up everyone around her.” - Says John Burk, Partner in Exceleration Music.

new STANDARDS Vol. 1 is a groundbreaking album, created to uplift the voices of women composers in jazz, while Live At The Detroit Jazz Festival captures the historic 2017 performance by the multi-generational jazz supergroup of Wayne Shorter, Terri Lyne Carrington, esperanza spalding and Leo Genovese.

new STANDARDS Vol. 1, by Carrington, Kris Davis, Linda May Han Oh, Nicholas Payton, and Matthew Stevens features 11 recordings of songs from Carrington’s new book, New Standards: 101 Lead Sheets By Women Composers (Hal Leonard/Berklee Press). The book and album feature a remarkable range of acknowledged titans, young visionaries and unsung heroes in jazz. New Standards was born out of necessity, after Carrington was prompted to search for women composers in the infamous Real Book of jazz charts, and to her dismay, found virtually none.

New Standards has been celebrated by NPR, Billboard, The Guardian, Jazzwise, Jazz Thing, TSF Jazz and more for its groundbreaking mission and ambition. Read more about the project and the necessary fight for inclusivity in jazz in this The New York Times profile. Says the Guardian, “the pioneering Carrington is undoing the idea of jazz as a boys’ club.”

Live At The Detroit Jazz Festival by Wayne Shorter, Terri Lyne Carrington, Leo Genovese and esperanza spalding was also nominated for Best Jazz Instrumental Album and has won Best Improvised Jazz Solo for Shorter and Genovese’s performance on “Endangered Species”. In a testament to the level of trust and respect these great artists share, the set was almost entirely improvised, leaving space for the spontaneous expression and assured interplay between these four leaders of the modern jazz world.

About Candid Records

Between 1960 - 1963 founder, A&R man, and producer Nat Hentoff recorded over 30 extraordinary albums for the new Candid Records label. One cannot underestimate the breadth of these recordings - From bebop, to the avant-garde, to blues. Candid sat dormant for years until Black Lion Records founder and producer, Alan Bates, bought the label in 1989. Picking up where Hentoff left off, Bates recorded, and acquired a wide variety of jazz artists. He signed American treasures like legendary journey-man pianist Kenny Barron, the great organist Shirley Scott, and saxophonist Donald Harrison Jr., and with a keen eye for emerging talent, he helped launch the careers of Jamie Cullum and Stacey Kent. The next phase of Candid Records is happening now. Titles from the Hentoff years are being restored and remastered. Live At The Detroit Jazz Festival and new STANDARDS vol. 1 join Eliane Elias' Mirror Mirror in the list of GRAMMY Awards achieved by Candid artists since the recent relaunch of the label. Today’s Candid is not only committed to its legacy but looks forward to defining its future with the quality of music that is synonymous with its heritage

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