And The GRAMMY Went To ... Chick Corea
(In the coming weeks GRAMMY.com will feature information and video highlights on winners from the 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards, held Feb. 10 in Los Angeles. Each installment will offer the winning or related video, and some pertinent, and not so pertinent, information about the track and the artists.)
Song: "Hot House" (iTunes>)
Artist: Gary Burton & Chick Corea
Won for: Best Improvised Jazz Solo
Previous wins: Corea has 18 prior GRAMMY wins. Burton has six prior wins.
Did you know?: Corea was nominated in five categories and won two GRAMMYs for Best Improvised Jazz Solo and Best Instrumental Composition. In addition to his win for "Hot House," Corea took Best Instrumental Composition for "Mozart Goes Dancing" from his Best Instrumental Jazz-nominated album, Hot House, which he made with Gary Burton. Corea's GRAMMY for "Mozart Goes Dancing" is his first as a composer. He has picked up other GRAMMYs for projects recorded with his Return To Forever, Akoustic, Elektric, and Origin bands. Corea teamed with bassist Stanley Clarke and sax player Kenny Garrett to pay tribute to the late Dave Brubeck on the 55th GRAMMY telecast.