For his new album, Colors For The Masters, trombonist Steve Turre assembled a “dream team” of veteran musicians who have influenced his style.
By Bill Milkowski
The guitarist talks about his quartet The Young Philadelphians, which pays tribute to Ornette Coleman’s first Prime Time band as well as the “Philly soul” sounds of the 1970s. Ribot’s bandmates in the project are guitarist Mary Halvorson, bassist Jamaaladeen Tacuma and drummer G. Calvin Weston. The Young Philadelphians’ new album is Live In Tokyo.
For The People
By Ken Micallef
The vibraphonist recruited bassist Christian McBride to play on his new album, Convergence, and to help produce it. Other musicians on the album are pianist Brad Mehldau, guitarist John Scofield and drummer Jeff “Tain” Watts.
By Ted Panken
DownBeat catches up with the revered saxophonist, who teaches at Berklee College of Music and recently played at Mexico’s Xalapa Jazz Festival.
Dr. Lonnie Smith was tested on the following tracks for the Blindfold Test.
Jack McDuff: “Whap!” from The Honeydripper (Concord Music Group)
Larry Young: “Luny Tune” from Larry Young In Paris: The ORTF Recordings (Resonance Records)
The Free Spirits Featuring John McLaughlin: “1 Nite Stand” from Tokyo Live (Verve)
Roosevelt "Baby Face" Willette : “Something Strange” from Face To Face (Blue Note)
Richard Smith : “Blues And The Abstract Truth” from Verve Jazz Masters 29: Jimmy Smith (Verve)
Also in this Issue
Special Section: Where To Study Jazz 2017
190 School Listings
How To Choose a Jazz Studies Program
Jazz Stars as Faculty Members
University of Louisville Faculty Traves to the Republic of Georgia
The San Francisco Conservatory of Music Launches Bachelor's Degree Program
PLUS: Dozens of album reviews, product reviews and much more!
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