Expert card magician Ricky Jay has been nominated for a Grammy Award for Ricky Jay Plays Poker [Octone/Legacy Recordings] under the Album Notes category.
The Grammy Awards are scheduled on February 8th, 2008.
If you’re not familiar with this CD/DVD/Booklet/Playing Card package, here’s the official product description:
Ricky Jay combines his talents as a sleight of hand expert, historian of cons and cheats, and lover of poker and poker music in this remarkable CD/DVD deluxe set that celebrates the history, the language and literature, the art and the music of poker. 21 songs of hustlers, reprobates, blacklegs, scallywags and the passions and pleasures of the game. The deluxe gift box also includes a bonus dvd starring Ricky Jay performing some unbelievable deception at the card table, a 72 page color book with an in-depth essay written by Jay and beautiful reproductions from his incredible collection of art and memorabilia and – if all that weren’t enough – a custom poker pack from the U. S. Playing Card Company.
You can purchase this great set here at Amazon.com. The cost is $39.98.