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Stay Human bandleader/keyboardist Jon Batiste takes a break from The Late Show with Stephen Colbert to perform at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival on April 30. (Photo: Adam McCullough)

More Photos from the 2016 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Fest

The last weekend of April was a big moment for jazz. Not only did the entire world celebrate International Jazz Day on April 30—with an More…


REVIEWS EDITORS’ PICKS     April 2016


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Phil Is Now: Out Of The Woods
Published 1/23/1957

Phillip Wells Woods is a lean 25, with the appearance of an Alan Ladd, and an alto that talks more like a cross between Bogart and Gérard Philipe. Woods, who won a 1955 DownBeat Jazz Critics Poll New Star award, recently left Dizzy Gillespie’s …  
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Published 12/31/2015

80th Annual DownBeat Readers Poll Winners

Hall of Fame: Tony Bennett
Jazz Artist: Chick Corea
Jazz Album: Chick Corea Trio, Triology (Stretch/Concord)
Historical Album: Wayne Shor …  
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Hubert Laws: My Time Has Come
Published 7/1/1993

Hubert Laws lives in a two-story house in Los Angeles, following the time-honored tradition of house upstairs and shop/studio below. On a bright spring morning, this writer passes through the security gate and heads upstairs, greeting the famed fluti …  
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Erroll Garner: The Natural
Published 10/19/1967

Yes, Virginia, there are leprechauns. I know because I’ve been running into one lately in Los Angeles. It seems everywhere I go, he’s there, listening, burying himself in some dark corner, just “quietly finding out what’s happening.&rdqu …  
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