October 2016


Steve Turre

Still Striving

For his new album, Colors For The Masters, trombonist Steve Turre assembled a “dream team” of veteran musicians who have influenced his style.

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    Marc Ribot

    Reconstructed Soul

    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.

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    Warren Wolf

    For The People

    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.

  • George Garzone

    The Renegade

    DownBeat catches up with the revered saxophonist, who teaches at Berklee College of Music and recently played at Mexico’s Xalapa Jazz Festival.

  • Kandace Springs

  • Hakon Kornstad
  • Rich Brown
  • Corey Kendrick

Blindfold Test

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!