Thursday, 17 September 2009 14:37

Latin Grammy 2009: Avizo, Gonzalez, Guzman- Updated

Jimmy Gonzalez, Joel Guzman and Avizo were among the familiar names in the 2009 Latin Grammy nominees announced today.

Gonzalez, Guzman and Avizo grabbed best Tejano album nominations in

competition with Jay Perez, Grupo Vida and Jaime Y Los Chamacos.

For the complete regional Mexican list, see below.

Guzman and Sarah Fox were nominated for their acoustic folk album "Conjuntazzo,' a work whose musical style the couple dubbed "conjunto Americana."

Guzman and Fox said they were elated at the news Thursday afternoon:

"I am ecstatic simply because it feels great to finally be acknowledged as one of the artists and not just a participant," said Fox.

Guzman added that: "the Grammy nomination is significant because while we have always been involved with many artists (as producers, collaborators), we have always continued to put out high quality works like 'Short Stories' and 'Latinology.' It always feels great to be acknowledged for our body of work.

"'Conjuntazzo' is kind of a culmination of our heritage, our art and our tradition," Guzman said. "'Conjuntazzo' is a work that features our strength as a team. It feels great to be nominated for that "

DeAnda said he got a lot of calls as before he knew he had been nominated.

“Suddenly we were getting pages, and emails congratulating us, and we didn’t even know about it,” he said. DeAnda said the Grammy nominations was important because “It means a lot of exposure, a lot of marketing opportunities for us. It also tells people we’re still here, still in the game.”

Los Chamacos nominated CD is “Freedom Tour,” and it was released on the Joslin Records label. De Anda said the label name was inspired by his bajo player Rene Joslin, who’s been with him for 17 years.

“We’re very happy to have our own label. We finally got released from Freddie Records after so many years. Now we can record whatever we want, we just have so much more freedom now.“

Now we can try to do something on our own, we can have fun in the studio and not have any restrictions on what we can record.”

DeAnda has been busy in the studio in other projects including a record with Joel Guzman recorded at the Houston International Festival.

That CD is expected be released on the Smithsonian records label shortly.

On Oct. 9, DeAnda joins Guzman and Mingo Saldivar to kickoff the opening night of the 2009 International Accordion Festival at San Antonio’s La Villita.

Avizo was nominated for their "Josefa" CD, a tribute to the mid' 80s Tex-Mex band from Houston.

Other interesting nominees include La Mafia in the best Grupero category for their CD "Eternamente Románticos."

Costumbre, another Tex-Mex band from Zapata, grabbed a nomination for best norteno CD for their latest titled "Siempre."

The 10th Annual Latin Grammys are scheduled Nov. 5 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas. The awards are to be broadcast live on the Univision Network at 8 p.m. ET/7 p.m. CT.

Complete Latin Grammy regional Mexican list

Best Ranchero Album

Corazón Ranchero, Shaila Durcal [EMI Music Mexico]
Con México En El Corazón José Feliciano [Universal Music Latino/Siente Music]
Primera Fila Vicente Fernández [Sony BMG Music Entertainment]
Compañeras Mariachi Reyna De Los Angeles [Serenata Records]
Mexicano Hasta Las Pampas Diego Verdaguer [Universal Music Mexico]

Best Banda Album

Tu Inspiración Alacranes Musical [Fonovisa Records/Universal Music Latin Entertainment]
Vientos De Cambio Cuisillos [Balboa Records/Discos Musart]
Una Copa Más Dareyes De La Sierra [Disa Records/Universal Music Latin Entertainment]
Solamente El Gallo De Oro
Valentin Elizalde [Fonovisa Records/Universal Music Latin Entertainment]
Comprendeme Germán Montero [Fonovisa Records/Universal Music Latin Entertainment]

Best Grupero Album

Pipe Bueno Pipe Bueno [Discos Fuentes/Global Entertainment Music]
15x22 Caballo Dorado [Balboa Records]
Eternamente Románticos La Mafia [Disa Records]
Cada Vez Más Fuerte Liberación [Disa Records/Univision Music Group]
No Molestar Marco Antonio Solis [Fonovisa Records/Universal Music Latin Entertainment]

Best Tejano Album

Recordando Josefa Avizo [Powerhouse Records]
The Legend Continues...La Continuación Jimmy Gonzalez y Grupo Mazz [Freddie Records]
Generations Grupo Vida [New Village Records]
Conjuntazzo Joel Guzman & Sarah Fox [Guzman Fox Records]
Freedom Tour 2008 Jaime y Los Chamacos [Joslin Records]
All The Way Live! Jay Perez [Tejas Records]

Best Norteño Album

Se Renta Un Corazón Cardenales De Nuevo León [Disa Records/Universal Music Latin Ent./American Show Latin]
Siempre Costumbre [Fonovisa Records/Universal Music Latin Entertainment]
Sólo Contigo Grupo Pesado [Disa Records/Universal Music Latin Entertainment]
Mi Complemento Los Huracanes Del Norte [Disa Records/Universal Music Latin Entertainment]
Amor Aventurero Los Invasores De Nuevo León [Serca]
Pese A Quien Le Pese Los Rieleros Del Norte [Fonovisa Records/Universal Music Latin Entertainment]

Best Regional Mexican Song

Almas Gemelas Santa Benith & Ediregia, songwriter (El Trono De Mexico) [Fonovisa/Universal Music Latin Entertainment]  
Espero Espinoza Paz, songwriter (Grupo Montez De Durango) [Disa Records/Universal Music Latin Entertainment]
No Molestar Marco Antonio Solis, songwriter (Marco Antonio Solis) [Fonovisa Records/Universal Music Latin Entertainment] 
Se Fue Mi Amor Mario Quintero Lara, songwriter (Los Tucanes De Tijuana) [Fonovisa Records/Universal Music Latin Entertainment]
Voy A Conquistarte Joan Sebastian, songwriter (Diego Verdaguer) [Universal Music Mexico/Diam Music/Producciones JS]

For complete Grammy list: