The powerhouse duo of George Benson and Al Jarreau picked up two awards for songs on their Givin' It Up album at the 49th Annual Grammy Awards on Feb. 11 in Los Angeles. “Mornin’,” a former No. 1 Smooth Jazz hit, won for Best Pop Instrumental Performance, while “God Bless the Child,” which features vocalist Jill Scott, won in the Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance category. Benson now has 10 Grammys for his career, while Jarreau has seven.
Enya won her fourth Grammy in the Best New Age Album category for Amarantine, while Tony Bennett’s Duets: an American Classic – featuring performances by Diana Krall and Chris Botti – won for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album. Other winners: Best Pop Instrumental Album, Fingerprints, by Peter Frampton; Best Contemporary Jazz Album, The Hidden Land, by Bela Fleck and the Flecktones; Best Jazz Instrumental Album, Individual or Group, The Ultimate Adventure, by Chick Corea; Best Jazz Vocal Album, Turned to Blue, by Nancy Wilson; and Best Surround Sound Album, Morph the Cat, by Donald Fagen.
Finally, the late saxophonist Michael Brecker won two Grammys for his album "Some Skunk Funk."Posted by Brian Soergel at February 12, 2007 5:22 AM