Posted on December 1, 2010 at 11:55 PM
Thursday, Dec 2 at 12:50 AM
LOS ANGELES – Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews scored his first Grammy nomination Wednesday, in the list of award nominees which includes music from the New Orleans-based series “Treme,” and previous Grammy winners Dr. John, Wynton Marsalis and Randy Newman.
Andrews was nominated in the best contemporary jazz album category for his breakthrough CD “Backatown,” produced by Galactic’s Ben Ellman and featuring guest appearances by Lenny Kravitz and Allen Toussaint.
Five-time Grammy winner Dr. John, who is also one of the nominees for next year’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, is nominated in the best contemporary blues album category, for “Tribal,” the album recorded with his band “The Lower 911.” Louisiana native bluesman Buddy Guy is also nominated in the category.
Music from the HBO series “Treme” is nominated in two categories – best compilation soundtrack, and best song written for motion picture or television, for “This City,” the season-ending song composed by Steve Earle, produced by T Bone Burnett and featuring arrangements by Grammy winner Allen Toussaint. "This City" was also nominated for an Emmy earlier this year.
Songwriter Randy Newman, who was born in Los Angeles but lived in New Orleans as a child, is nominated in the same category for “Down in New Orleans,” the original song he penned for Disney’s “The Princess and the Frog,” the animated film set in New Orleans. Newman, a five-time Grammy recipient, is also nominated in the soundtrack category, for his work on “Toy Story 3.”
Marsalis, a nine-time Grammy winner and Pulitzer Prize recipient, is nominated for best improvised jazz solo, for “Van Gogh,” from work produced for “Portrait in Seven Shades” by the Jazz at Lincoln Center program, where Marsalis is artistic director.
The zydeco/Cajun category, which by its very nature always features a wide range of Louisiana-based artists, tapped as 2011 nominees D.L. Menard, The Pine Leaf Boys, Chubby Carrier and the Bayou Swamp Band and Feufollet and Cedric Watson et Bijou.
The Grammy award winners will be announced in a prime time CBS telecast Sunday, Feb. 13 on WWL-TV.