Kurt Elling receives a GRAMMY award for his album ‘Secrets Are The Best Stories’. After an incredible 14 nominations between 1995 and today, this marks Elling’s second GRAMMY win; his first in 2009 for ‘Dedicated To You: Kurt Elling Sings The Music Of Coltrane And Hartman’.
‘Secrets…’ is Kurt Elling’s first album on Edition Records.
Speaking from his home in New York, Elling collected his award via a link-up with legendary songwriter Jimmy Jam presenting live in the virtual studio:
I’d like to thank the Recording Academy, of course. I share this GRAMMY with my collaborator; pianist and composer, my dear friend Danilo Pérez. Thank you Danilo for your mastery and your generosity…
*** screams off-camera ***
That’s my wife cheering upstairs… everybody happy! Thanks to Wayne Shorter for your continued inspiration. Thanks to the incredible band on this record; Clark Sommers, Chico Pinheiro, Miguel Zenón, Johnathan Blake, Rogério Boccato and Román Díaz. Thanks to Chris Allen, our great engineer – my dear friend over at Sear Sound in New York City.
Thanks to Dave Stapleton and everybody at Edition Records. Thanks to my cousin, Lars Elling for making the beautiful cover art for this record. To my great manager and friend, Bryan Farina for getting things happening in the world at a time that’s incredible and impossible. And thanks to my beautiful, cheering wife upstairs and my gorgeous daughter and my incredible son; Jennifer, Luiza and A.G. Elling.
Thanks to all of you, stay safe and take care of each other.
From all of us here at Edition, we’d like to offer our warmest congratulations to Kurt and Danilo on this well-deserved win. We are thrilled to have been a part of this incredible record.
Secrets Are The Best Stories is available on Ltd Gold Vinyl and CD from our store.