July 2017


Bill Frisell

Infinite Set List

The guitarist talks about his new duo album with Thomas Morgan, as well as a documentary about his career.

  • Bobby Watson

    Saluting Forgotten Heroes

    The legendary saxophonist talks about his new album, Made In America.

  • Anat Cohen

    Perfect Accent

    The acclaimed clarinetist has two new albums that explore Brazilian jazz.

  • Christian Sands

    Driving in Different Lanes

    DownBeat catches up with the pianist, whose new album is titled Reach.

  • Jazzmeia Horn, Dominic Miller, Miya Masaoka, David L. Harris

Blindfold Test

Mary Halvorson was tested on the following tracks for the “Blindfold Test”:

  • Joe Morris: “Plexus” from Elsewhere (Homestead Records)
  • Marc Ribot: “Ol' Man River/Solitude” from Don't Blame Me (DIW)
  • Fred Frith/Maybe Monday: “Image In And Atom” from Digital Wildlife (Winter & Winter)
  • George Benson Quartet: “Clockwise” from It's Uptown (Columbia)
  • Derek Bailey: “Should Be Reversed” from Takes Fakes & Dead She Dances (Incus)
  • David Fiuczynski: “Uira Happy Jam” from Flam! Bam! Pan-Asian MicroJam! (RareNoise Records)
  • Mahavishnu Orchestra: “Birds Of Fire” from Birds Of Fire (Columbia)
Also in this Issue
Guitar School
  • Guitar Amps in the Modern Age
  • Mimi Jones Master Class
  • Wolfgang Muthspiel Transcribed

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