GRAMMY Awards Winners & Nominees for Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s)/Best Background Arrangement

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Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s)/Best Background Arrangement

 

62nd Annual GRAMMY Awards (2019)
 

nominees

All Night Long

Jolene

Marry Me A Little

Over The Rainbow

Esperanza Spalding

12 Little Spells (Thoracic Spine)

61st Annual GRAMMY Awards (2018)
 
winner

Spiderman Theme

Mark Kibble, Randy Waldman & Justin Wilson, arrangers (Randy Waldman Featuring Take 6 & Chris Potter)

60th Annual GRAMMY Awards (2017)
 
winner

Putin

Randy Newman, arranger (Randy Newman)

59th Annual GRAMMY Awards (2016)
 
winner

Flintstones

Jacob Collier, arranger (Jacob Collier)

58th Annual GRAMMY Awards (2015)
 
winner

Sue (Or In A Season Of Crime)

Maria Schneider, arranger (David Bowie)

57th Annual GRAMMY Awards (2014)
 
winner

New York Tendaberry

Billy Childs, arranger (Billy Childs Featuring Renée Fleming & Yo-Yo Ma)

56th Annual GRAMMY Awards (2013)
 
winner

Swing Low

Gil Goldstein, arranger (Bobby McFerrin & Esperanza Spalding)

55th Annual GRAMMY Awards (2012)
 
winner
Esperanza Spalding

City Of Roses

Thara Memory & Esperanza Spalding, arrangers (Esperanza Spalding)

54th Annual GRAMMY Awards (2011)
 
winner

Who Can I Turn To (When Nobody Needs Me)

Jorge Calandrelli, arranger (Tony Bennett & Queen Latifah)

53rd Annual GRAMMY Awards (2010)
 
winner

Baba Yetu

Christopher Tin, arranger (Christopher Tin, Soweto Gospel Choir & Royal Philharmonic Orchestra)

52nd Annual GRAMMY Awards (2009)
 
winner

Quiet Nights

Claus Ogerman, arranger (Diana Krall)

51st Annual GRAMMY Awards (2008)
 
winner

Here's That Rainy Day

Nan Schwartz, arranger (Natalie Cole)

50th Annual GRAMMY Awards (2007)
 
winner

I'm Gonna Live Till I Die

John Clayton, arranger (Queen Latifah)

49th Annual GRAMMY Awards (2006)
 
winner

For Once In My Life

Jorge Calandrelli, arranger (Tony Bennett & Stevie Wonder)

48th Annual GRAMMY Awards (2005)
 
winner

What Are You Doing The Rest Of Your Life?

Billy Childs, Gil Goldstein & Heitor Pereira, arrangers (Chris Botti & Sting)

47th Annual GRAMMY Awards (2004)
 
winner

Over The Rainbow

Victor Vanacore, arranger (Ray Charles & Johnny Mathis)

46th Annual GRAMMY Awards (2003)
 
winner

Woodstock

Vincent Mendoza, arranger (Joni Mitchell)

45th Annual GRAMMY Awards (2002)
 
winner

Mean Old Man

Dave Grusin, arranger (James Taylor)

44th Annual GRAMMY Awards (2001)
 
winner

Drops Of Jupiter

Paul Buckmaster, arranger (Train)

43rd Annual GRAMMY Awards (2000)
 
winner

Both Sides Now

Vincent Mendoza, arranger (Joni Mitchell)

42nd Annual GRAMMY Awards (1999)
 
winner

Lonely Town

Alan Broadbent, arranger (Charlie Haden Quartet West Featuring Shirley Horn)

41st Annual GRAMMY Awards (1998)
 
winner
Herbie Hancock, Stevie Wonder

St. Louis Blues

Herbie Hancock, Robert Sadin & Stevie Wonder, arrangers (Herbie Hancock)

40th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1997)
 
winner

Cotton Tail

Slide Hampton, arranger (Dee Dee Bridgewater)

39th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1996)
 
winner
David Foster

When I Fall In Love

Alan Broadbent & David Foster, arrangers (Natalie Cole [& Nat "King" Cole])

38th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1995)
 
winner

I Get A Kick Out Of You

Rob McConnell, arranger (Mel Tormé with Rob McConnell & The Boss Brass)

37th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1994)
 
winner

Circle Of Life

Lebo Morake & Hans Zimmer, arrangers (Carmen Twillie)

36th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1993)
 
winner
David Foster

When I Fall In Love

David Foster & Jeremy Lubbock, arrangers (Celine Dion & Clive Griffin)

35th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1992)
 
winner

Here's To Life

Johnny Mandel, arranger (Shirley Horn)

34th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1991)
 
winner

Unforgettable

Johnny Mandel, arranger (Natalie Cole)

33rd Annual GRAMMY Awards (1990)
 
winner
Quincy Jones

The Places You Find Love

Glen Ballard, Jerry Hey, Quincy Jones & Clif Magness, arrangers (Siedah Garrett & Chaka Khan)

32nd Annual GRAMMY Awards (1989)
 
winner

My Funny Valentine

Dave Grusin, arranger (Michelle Pfeiffer)

31st Annual GRAMMY Awards (1988)
 
winner

No One Is Alone

Jonathan Tunick, arranger (Cleo Laine)

30th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1987)
 
winner

Deedles' Blues

Frank Foster, arranger (Diane Schuur & The Count Basie Orchestra)

29th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1986)
 
winner
David Foster

Somewhere

David Foster, arranger (Barbra Streisand)

28th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1985)
 
winner

Lush Life

Nelson Riddle, arranger (Linda Ronstadt)

27th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1984)
 
winner
David Foster

Hard Habit To Break

David Foster & Jeremy Lubbock, arrangers (Chicago)

26th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1983)
 
winner

What's New

Nelson Riddle, arranger (Linda Ronstadt)

25th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1982)
 
24th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1981)
 
winner
Quincy Jones

Ai No Corrida

Jerry Hey & Quincy Jones, arrangers (Quincy Jones)

23rd Annual GRAMMY Awards (1980)
 
winner
Christopher Cross

Sailing

Christopher Cross & Michael Omartian, arrangers (Christopher Cross)

22nd Annual GRAMMY Awards (1979)
 
winner

What A Fool Believes

Michael McDonald, arranger (The Doobie Brothers)

21st Annual GRAMMY Awards (1978)
 
winner

Got To Get You Into My Life

Maurice White, arranger (Earth, Wind & Fire)

20th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1977)
 
winner

Love Theme From A Star Is Born (Evergreen)

Ian Freebairn-Smith, arranger (Barbra Streisand)

19th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1976)
 
winner

If You Leave Me Now

James William Guercio & Jimmie Haskell, arrangers (Chicago)

18th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1975)
 
winner

Misty

Ray Stevens, arranger (Ray Stevens)

17th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1974)
 
winner

Down To You

Joni Mitchell & Tom Scott, arrangers (Joni Mitchell)

16th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1973)
 
winner
George Martin

Live And Let Die

George Martin, arranger (Paul McCartney & Wings)

15th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1972)
 
winner

What Are You Doing The Rest Of Your Life?

Michel Legrand, arranger (Sarah Vaughan)

14th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1971)
 
winner
Paul McCartney

Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey

Paul McCartney, arranger (Paul & Linda McCartney)

13th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1970)
 
winner
Paul Simon

Bridge Over Troubled Water

Ernie Freeman, Art Garfunkel, Jimmie Haskell, Larry Knechtel & Paul Simon, arrangers (Simon And Garfunkel)

12th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1969)
 
winner

Spinning Wheel

Fred Lipsius, arranger (Blood, Sweat And Tears)

11th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1968)
 
winner

Mac Arthur Park

Jimmy L. Webb, arranger (Richard Harris)

10th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1967)
 
winner

Ode To Billie Joe

Jimmie Haskell, arranger (Bobbie Gentry)

9th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1966)
 
winner

Strangers In The Night

Ernie Freeman, arranger (Frank Sinatra)

8th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1965)
 
winner

It Was A Very Good Year

Gordon Jenkins, arranger (Frank Sinatra)

7th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1964)
 
winner

People

Peter Matz, arranger (Barbra Streisand)

6th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1963)
 
winner
Henry Mancini

Days Of Wine And Roses

Henry Mancini, arranger (Henry Mancini)

5th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1962)
 
winner

I Left My Heart In San Francisco

Marty Manning, arranger (Tony Bennett)