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Azul Infinito on Grammy Award Official Ballot! | Ryan Keberle

Hi everyone, I’m very excited to announce that the latest Greenleaf Music Catharsis record, Azul Infinito, has made it onto the Official Ballot for the 59th Annual Grammy Awards. If you’re a voting member of the Recording Academy please consider including us on your Top 5 Nominees. We are entered into the following categories:

Improvised Jazz Solo – Mike Rodriguez on “Quintessence”, Jorge Roeder on “Mr. Azul”, and Ryan Keberle on “Eternity of an Instant”
Jazz Instrumental AlbumAzul Infinito by Ryan Keberle & Catharsis
Arrangement, Instrumental or A Cappella – “Mr. Azul”
Arrangement, Instrumental & Vocals – “I Thought I Knew”

Votes are due by November 4th.

Here’s just a little bit of what people have been saying about Azul Infinito:

“5 new jazz albums you need to hear…inventive, fun, and polished — and never self-indulgent (a jazz rarity)” – Billboard

“A strikingly original album…Keberle’s most fully realized statement yet.” – AllAboutJazz.com

“Azul Inifinito is [Ryan Keberle & Cartharsis’] best and most ambitious recording to date…propulsive and infectious, grooving and gorgeous.” – PopMatters.com

“Entrancing and exceptionally well-crafted tracks that expansively convey a wide range of emotions…a message that needs to be heard and experienced.” – The Ottawa Citizen

“even if you don’t know a chacharera from a bullerengue, Azul Infinito captivates with its distinctive arrangements and skein of cultural fusions and juxtapositions” – JazzTimes

“These may be art songs, but they’re art songs that invariably lead to next-level propulsion” – Down Beat

“A compelling marriage of aesthetics…simultaneously muscular and tender” – New York City Jazz Record

“Dynamic and worldly” – The New York Times

“Rooted in tradition, yet stretched inside-out and upside-down enough so that it’s a whole ‘nother animal, making it a fusion of the best sort.” – Classicalite

“Ryan Keberle is one of the hottest names in jazz trombone… His own group, Catharsis, is a powerful ‘chordless’ quintet of similarly sought-after musicians” – The Irish Times

“one of the best jazz records of the year so far, and the band kicks ass” – The Brooklyn Rail

“one of the most hypnotic record starts I’ve heard this year” – Vancouver Province