The PRISM Quartet’s recording, “Heritage/Evolutions, Volume 1” (innova), is under consideration for 2016 Grammy Award nominations in three categories.
Field 10: Jazz
Category 33, Best Jazz Instrumental Album
Entry #249: Heritage/Evolution, Volume 1 (innova)
PRISM Quartet

Field 21: Composing/Arranging
Category 61, Best Instrumental Composition
Entry #164: I Will Not Apologize For My Tone Tonight by Rudresh Mahanthappa
(PRISM Quartet: Heritage/Evolution, Volume 1 – innova)

Field 27: Production, Classical
Category 72, Best Engineered Album, Classical
Entry #134: Aaron Nevezie, Karl Petersen, Matthew Levy, Katsuhiko Naito, Engineers
(PRISM Quartet: Heritage/Evolution, Volume 1 – innova)

The album features new pieces and guest appearances by today’s most inventive jazz saxophonists: Steve Lehman, Dave Liebman, Rudresh Mahanthappa, Greg Osby, Tim Ries, and Miguel Zenón. “Heritage/Evolution, Volume 1” charts fresh musical territory, drawing on the saxophone’s cross-cultural heritage to blend jazz with everything from Western and South Indian classical music to Romani and Latin American folkloric music.

NARAS friends, we respectfully invite you to check out “Heritage/Evolution, Vol. 1” as you consider the Grammy nomination entry list.

Hear the full recording here.

Acknowledgement: Major support for “Heritage/Evolution, Volume 1” has been provided by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage. Additional support came from The National Endowment for the Arts, The Presser Foundation, and The Musical Fund Society of Philadelphia.

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