Friday, December 4, 2009
Pat Metheny Stars In Category 47
Category 47 is The Recording Academy's listing for "Best Jazz Instrumental Album, Individual or Group."
Along with Gary Burton, Steve Swallow and Antonio Sanchez, Lee's Summit native Pat Metheny has been nominated for a Grammy Award for the 2009 album Quartet Live. The four men are seen in the embedded video.
Even better is the painfully awkward start to this interview at the same Italian festival. Metheny's flabbergasted expression at the 0:15 mark is priceless.
Metheny has previously won 17 Grammy Awards in ten different categories, so it's relatively old hat for him. Here's the complete list of this year's nominees.
It's also worth noting that Sanchez performed at the Folly Theater on Halloween with Edward Simon's Afinidad and that one of his competitors for this year's nomination is Allen Toussaint, who appears at the Folly on January 8.