It was one of the best reviewed albums when it was released and now that record, Historicity, has given the Vijay Iyer Trio, its first-ever Grammy nomination.
Another first-time nominee is Chandrika Krishnamurthy Tandon. Those nominations were announced along with others on Thursday evening. Historicity has been nominated in the category of Best Jazz Instrumental Album, Individual or Group.
Tandon, a New York-based businessman, was nominated for Om Namo Narayanaya: Soul Call. That nomination is in the Best Traditional World Music Album category.
The nominations are for the 53rd Annual Grammy Awards, for which the winners will be announced during the awards event in Los Angeles in February 2011