September 2016


Kenny Garrett

Get Up and Dance!

With his latest album release, Kenny Garrett has turned the notion of a tribute on its head. Rather than dedicate songs to musicians, the 55-year-old saxophonist tips his hat to his fans, proffering an invitation to do their dance.

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    Carla Bley

    The Trailblazer Still Burns

    Legendary pianist Carla Bley has a new trio album, Andando El Tiempo, recorded with bassist Steve Swallow (who is her husband) and saxophonist Andy Sheppard.

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    Pedtrito Martinez

    Spiritual Journey

    Pedrito Martinez—who topped the category Rising Star–Percussion in the 2014 DownBeat Critics Poll—traveled to Cuba to record his new album, Habana Dreams. He recorded with Cuban musicians in one of the world’s most famous recording studios, Areito/EGREM (formerly Panart).

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    Nels Cline

    Bringing 'Lovers' to Life

    Guitarist Nels Cline has created the ambitious double-album Lovers, a project involving a 21-piece orchestra that he first envisioned in the mid-1980s. The music was arranged and conducted by Michael Leonhart, who has worked with Karrin Allyson, Donald Fagen and Rufus Wainwright.

  • Ehud Asherie

  • Naomi Moon Siegel
  • Todd Coolman
  • Sirius Quartet

Blindfold Test

Goerge Coleman was tested on the following tracks for the Blindfold Test

  • Houston Person: “The Second Time Around” from Something Personal (HighNote)
  • Three's Company: “Dark Eyes” from We'll Be Together Again (Chesky)
  • Kenny Garrett: “Beyond The Wall” from Beyond The Wall (Nonesuch)
  • JD Allen: “Tell The Truth, Shame The Devil” from Americana: Musings On Jazz And Blues (Savant)
  • Sonny Rollins: “Sonny Please” from Sonny, Please (Doxy)
  • Archie Shepp Attica Blues Orchestra: “The Cry Of My People” from I Hear The Sound (Arch)
  • Joe Lovano: “Ghost Of A Chance” from Trio Fascination (Blue Note)
  • Reeds and Deeds: “Amsterdam After Dark” from Tenor Time (Criss Cross Jazz)
Also in this Issue
Indie Life
  • Cameron Graves
  • Russ Nolan
  • MoonJune Records


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