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The interesting GRAMMY's are given out off camera / stereophile

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It is a given these days that the Grammy Awards telecast has devolved into a not very interesting TV variety show. And that most of the really interesting awards are given out off-camera the day before. The great New York City jazz label Mack Avenue Records deserved to win three Grammy Awards for records by Cecile McLorin Salvant and Billy Childs. In the audiophile world, old friend and audio engineer par excellence Jim Anderson won Best Surround Sound Album for Jane Ira Bloom's Early Americans album. 

Showcasing the kinetic energy of Jane Ira Bloom's acclaimed trio, is Early Americans. With over fifty years of shared musical history together, Bloom, joined by Mark Helias on bass & drummer Bobby Previte create their unique chemistry and let it fly in both stereo and surround-sound with renowned audio engineer Jim Anderson. 

GRAMMY® Award-winning vocalist Cécile McLorin Salvant has had a remarkable rise to stardom in her professional career, and she's taken another big leap forward with Dreams and Daggers, her third album for Mack Avenue Records, and winner of the 2018 GRAMMY for 'Best Jazz Vocal Album.'