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.

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!