Winners

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Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s)/Best Background Arrangement

 

60th Annual GRAMMY Awards (2017)
 
winner

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nominees

Another Day Of Sun

Every Time We Say Goodbye

Seth MacFarlane

I Like Myself

I Loves You Porgy/There's A Boat That's Leavin' Soon For New York

59th Annual GRAMMY Awards (2016)
 
winner

Flintstones

Jacob Collier, arranger (Jacob Collier)

58th Annual GRAMMY Awards (2015)
 
winner

Sue (Or In A Season Of Crime)

Maria Schneider, arranger.

57th Annual GRAMMY Awards (2014)
 
winner
Yo-Yo Ma

New York Tendaberry

Billy Childs, arranger.

(Billy Childs Featuring Renée Fleming & Yo-Yo Ma)

56th Annual GRAMMY Awards (2013)
 
winner

Swing Low

Gil Goldstein, arranger.

Gil Goldstein, arranger.

55th Annual GRAMMY Awards (2012)
 
winner

City Of Roses

Thara Memory & Esperanza Spalding, arrangers (Esperanza Spalding)

Thara Memory & Esperanza Spalding, arrangers.

54th Annual GRAMMY Awards (2011)
 
winner

Who Can I Turn To (When Nobody Needs Me)

Jorge Calandrelli, arranger (Tony Bennett & Queen Latifah)

Jorge Calandrelli, arranger.

53rd Annual GRAMMY Awards (2010)
 
winner

Baba Yetu

Christopher Tin, arranger (Christopher Tin, Soweto Gospel Choir & Royal Philharmonic Orchestra)

Christopher Tin, arranger.

52nd Annual GRAMMY Awards (2009)
 
winner

Quiet Nights

Claus Ogerman, arranger (Diana Krall)

Claus Ogerman, arranger.

51st Annual GRAMMY Awards (2008)
 
winner

Here's That Rainy Day

Natalie Cole

Nan Schwartz, arranger.

50th Annual GRAMMY Awards (2007)
 
winner

I'm Gonna Live Till I Die

Queen Latifah

John Clayton, arranger.

49th Annual GRAMMY Awards (2006)
 
winner

For Once In My Life

Tony Bennett & Stevie Wonder

Jorge Calandrelli, arranger.

48th Annual GRAMMY Awards (2005)
 
winner

What Are You Doing The Rest Of Your Life?

Chris Botti & Sting

Billy Childs, Gil Goldstein & Heitor Pereira, arrangers.

47th Annual GRAMMY Awards (2004)
 
winner

Over The Rainbow

Ray Charles & Johnny Mathis

Victor Vanacore, arranger.

46th Annual GRAMMY Awards (2003)
 
winner

Woodstock

Joni Mitchell

Vincent Mendoza, arranger.

45th Annual GRAMMY Awards (2002)
 
winner

Mean Old Man

James Taylor

Dave Grusin, arranger.

44th Annual GRAMMY Awards (2001)
 
winner

Drops Of Jupiter

Train

Paul Buckmaster, arranger.

43rd Annual GRAMMY Awards (2000)
 
winner

Both Sides Now

Joni Mitchell

Vince Mendoza, arranger.

42nd Annual GRAMMY Awards (1999)
 
winner

Lonely Town

Charlie Haden Quartet West Featuring Shirley Horn

Alan Broadbent, arranger.

41st Annual GRAMMY Awards (1998)
 
winner
Herbie Hancock, Stevie Wonder

St. Louis Blues

Herbie Hancock, Robert Sadin & Stevie Wonder, arrangers.

40th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1997)
 
winner

Cotton Tail

Dee Dee Bridgewater

Slide Hampton, arranger.

39th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1996)
 
winner

When I Fall In Love

Natalie Cole [& Nat "King" Cole]

Alan Broadbent & David Foster, arrangers.

38th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1995)
 
winner

I Get A Kick Out Of You

Mel Tormé with Rob McConnell & The Boss Brass

Rob McConnell, arranger.

37th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1994)
 
winner

Circle Of Life

Carmen Twillie

Hans Zimmer & Lebo Morake, arrangers.

36th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1993)
 
winner

When I Fall In Love

Celine Dion & Clive Griffin

David Foster & Jeremy Lubbock, arrangers.

35th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1992)
 
winner

Here's To Life

Shirley Horn

Johnny Mandel, arranger.

34th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1991)
 
winner

Unforgettable

Natalie Cole

Johnny Mandel, arranger.

33rd Annual GRAMMY Awards (1990)
 
winner
Quincy Jones

The Places You Find Love

Siedah Garrett & Chaka Khan

Clif Magness, Glen Ballard, Jerry Hey & Quincy Jones, arrangers.

32nd Annual GRAMMY Awards (1989)
 
winner

My Funny Valentine

Michelle Pfeiffer

Dave Grusin, arranger.

31st Annual GRAMMY Awards (1988)
 
winner

No One Is Alone

Cleo Laine

Jonathan Tunick, arranger.

30th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1987)
 
winner

Deedles' Blues

Diane Schuur & The Count Basie Orchestra

Frank Foster, arranger.

29th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1986)
 
winner

Somewhere

Barbra Streisand

David Foster, arranger.

28th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1985)
 
winner

Lush Life

Linda Ronstadt

Nelson Riddle, arranger.

27th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1984)
 
winner

Hard Habit To Break

Chicago

David Foster & Jeremy Lubbock, arrangers.

26th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1983)
 
winner

What's New

Linda Ronstadt

Nelson Riddle, arranger.

25th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1982)
 
winner

Rosanna

Toto

David Paich, Jeff Porcaro & Jerry Hey, arrangers.

24th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1981)
 
winner
Quincy Jones

Ai No Corrida

Jerry Hey & Quincy Jones, arrangers.

23rd Annual GRAMMY Awards (1980)
 
winner

Sailing

Christopher Cross

Christopher Cross & Michael Omartian, arrangers.

22nd Annual GRAMMY Awards (1979)
 
winner

What A Fool Believes

The Doobie Brothers

Michael McDonald, arranger.

21st Annual GRAMMY Awards (1978)
 
winner

Got To Get You Into My Life

Earth, Wind & Fire

Maurice White, arranger.

20th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1977)
 
winner

Love Theme From A Star Is Born (Evergreen)

Barbra Streisand

Ian Freebairn-Smith, arranger.

19th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1976)
 
winner

If You Leave Me Now

Chicago

James William Guercio & Jimmie Haskell, arrangers.

18th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1975)
 
winner

Misty

Ray Stevens

Ray Stevens, arranger.

17th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1974)
 
winner

Down To You

Joni Mitchell

Joni Mitchell & Tom Scott, arrangers.

16th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1973)
 
winner

Live And Let Die

Paul McCartney & Wings

George Martin, arranger.

15th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1972)
 
winner

What Are You Doing The Rest Of Your Life?

Sarah Vaughan

Michel Legrand, arranger.

14th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1971)
 
winner
Paul McCartney

Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey

Paul & Linda McCartney

Paul McCartney, arranger.

13th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1970)
 
winner
Paul Simon

Bridge Over Troubled Water

Simon And Garfunkel

Art Garfunkel, Ernie Freeman, Jimmie Haskell, Larry Knechtel & Paul Simon, arrangers.

12th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1969)
 
winner

Spinning Wheel

Blood, Sweat And Tears

Fred Lipsius, arranger.

11th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1968)
 
winner

Mac Arthur Park

Richard Harris

Jimmy L. Webb, arranger.

10th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1967)
 
winner

Ode To Billie Joe

Bobbie Gentry

Jimmie Haskell, arranger.

9th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1966)
 
winner

Strangers In The Night

Frank Sinatra

Ernie Freeman, arranger.

8th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1965)
 
winner

It Was A Very Good Year

Frank Sinatra

Gordon Jenkins, arranger.

7th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1964)
 
winner

People

Barbra Streisand

Peter Matz, arranger.

6th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1963)
 
winner
Henry Mancini

Days Of Wine And Roses

Henry Mancini, arranger.

5th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1962)
 
winner

I Left My Heart In San Francisco

Tony Bennett

Marty Manning, arranger.