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Thursday, 28 February, 2002, 09:45 GMT
Grammys: Outside the mainstream
Olga Taņon
Puerto Rican Olga Taņon has been a star since her teens
The Grammy winners list provided an interesting snapshot of the state of other, less commercial musical genres.

The London Symphony Orchestra picked up two Grammys for the same album: Berlioz' Los Troyens, conducted by Sir Colin Davis, which won best classical album and opera album.

Pierre Boulez
Boulez' work helped the LSO pick up two Grammys
The classical producer of the year was Germany's Manfred Eicher, better-known as the founder of jazz record label ECM.

Few young jazz artists were honoured - most were middle-aged stalwarts like saxophonist Michael Brecker (jazz instrumental solo) and singer Dianne Reeves (jazz vocal album).

The contemporary jazz album went to multi-instrumentalist and producer Marcus Miller, one-time collaborator with Miles Davis.

Damian Marley
Damian Marley won for his album Halfway Tree
Two of the great jazz innovators were honoured - saxophonist Sonny Rollins for jazz instrumental album and bassist Charlie Haden, who jumped a genre and won in the Latin jazz album category, for Nocturne.

Other Latin winners included Latin-rap crossover group Ozomatli in the Latin rock/alternative field and the Puerto Rican singer Olga Taņon for merengue album.

It was a year when family connections seemed to pay off - Robert Blades, brother of Panamanian star Ruben Blades, won for best salsa album.

Sonny Rollins
Rollins' recording career started in the 1940s
And Damian Marley, the son of Reggae icon Bob Marley, won in the reggae album category.

Sitar virtuoso Ravi Shankar, 81 - a long-time friend of late Beatle George Harrison - won the world music album Grammy for Full Circle, while Enya's A Day Without Rain won for new age album.

Another old-timer, 60-year-old Bob Dylan, won in the contemporary folk album category for has widely-acclaimed release Love And Theft.

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