Sun Ra

Elected to the Hall of Fame
1984 Critics Poll

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    Christian McBride performs with his band New Jawn at the Chicago Jazz Festival on Aug. 31.

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    Guitarist Nels Cline (left), composer/reedist Anthony Braxton, drummer Greg Saunier and multi-instrumentalist Taylor Ho Bynum recorded Quartet (New Haven) 2014 five years ago. The work only now is being released on Firehouse 12, an imprint based in New Haven, Connecticut.

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    Ambrose Akinmusire and Kris Davis perform in New York at Vision Festival, which ran May 23–28. Akinmusire’s Origami Harvest earned a 5-star rating in DownBeat during 2018.

    2018: The Year’s Top-Rated Albums

    The list below is a round-up of the 5-star, 4.5-star and 4-star reviews that ran in print editions of DownBeat during…

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    Grant Green (1935–’79) is one of the dozens of artists who are showcased on Record Store Day releases.

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    Among the titles scheduled for release on Record Store Day is saxophonist Ben Webster’s LP Gone With The Wind (ORG Music), which has been long out of print.

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    Rickey Washington (left), Tony Austin, Kamasi Washington and Miles Mosley perform at the Pitchfork Music Festival in Chicago on July 17.

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    Kamasi Washington will perform at the Pitchfork Music Fest in Chicago, which runs from July 15–17.

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    Sun Ra leads his Arkestra on the 1980 album Sunrise In Different Dimensions, which HatHut is reissuing on vinyl LP.

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    Kamasi Washington (left) and Ryan Porter perform at Where Spaceways Meet: A Night of Spiritual Jazz, part of the Red Bull Music Academy Festival in Brooklyn on May 8.

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    Marc Ribot (left) and Joe Henry perform at the Big Ears Festival in Knoxville, Tennessee, on April 1. (Photo: Bill Foster/Big Ears Festival)


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