May 2016


Donny McCaslin

Final Magic

Saxophonist McCaslin and his band—keyboardist Jason Lindner, bassist Tim Lefebvre and drummer Mark Guiliana, augmented by guitarist Ben Monder—served as the core ensemble for rock superstar David Bowie's final album, "Blackstar."

  • Kurt Rosenwinkel

    Follow the Vitality
  • Jeremy Pelt

    Collaborative Soul
  • Allison Miller

    The Value of Space
  • 2016 International Summer Festival Guide

Blindfold Test

Arturo O’Farrill was tested on the following tracks for the Blindfold Test

  • Pepe Rivero Big Band: “Gandinga, Mondongo and Epistrophy with Sandunga” from Monk And The Cuban Big Band (Universal)
  • Gonazalo Rubalcaba: “Moore” from XXI Century (5Passion)
  • Sullivan Fortner: “Passepied” from Aria (Impulse!)
  • Fabian Almazan: “Jambo” from Rhizome (ArtistShare/Blue Note)
Also in this Issue
Special Section: Reed School
  • Jon Irabagon Talks Influences with Sonny Rollins
  • Master Class with John Wojciechowski
  • Brian Landrus Bass Clarinet Solo Transcription

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