April 2016


Don Cheadle's Miles Davis Biopic

Miles Ahead

Don Cheadle's gritty portrayal of a drug-addled, gun-toting Miles Davis is the most anticipated jazz film in decades.

  • Esperanza Spalding

    Inviting 'Emily' Out To Play
  • Arturo Sandoval

    A Life of Gratitude
  • Julian Lage

    The Jazzman Cometh
  • Michael Wollny
  • Román Díaz
  • Camila Meza
  • Eric Platz
Blindfold Test

Roy Hargrove was tested in our monthly Blindfold Test

  • Terell Stafford: “Yes, I Can, No, You Can't” from BrotherLee Love (Capri)
  • Alex Sipiagin: “From Reality And Back” from From Reality And Back (5Passion)
  • Rodriguez Brothers: “Fragment” from Impromptu (Criss Cross)
  • Eddie Henderson: “Dreams” from Collective Portrait (Smoke Sessions)
  • Tom Harrell: “Famly” from Colors Of A Dream (HighNote)
  • Wadada Leo Smith: “Crossing Sirat” from Spiritual Dimensions (Cuneiform)
  • Gerald Wilson Orchestra: “Detroit” from Detroit (Mack Avenue)
Also in this Issue
Brass School
  • A Latin Jazz Perspective on Woody Shaw
  • Master Class with Kenny Crane
  • Pro Session with Kirk Garrison
  • Steve Davis Trombone Solo Transcription

PLUS: Dozens of album reviews, product reviews and much more!