November 2017


Rudresh Mahanthappa

Finding Affirmation

The alto saxophonist discusses his new trio album, recorded with the Indo-Pak Coalition (guitarist Rez Abbasi and drummer/percussionist Dan Weiss).

  • John McLaughlin

    Stateside Farewell

    The guitarist discusses his new album, Live @ Ronnie Scott’s, and his plans for his final U.S. tour.

  • Tyshawn Sorey

    Maximum Intensity

    The drummer, who is also a trombonist and conductor, talks about his new album, Verisimilitude.

  • Cory Henry

    Uninhibited Sound

    DownBeat catches up with keyboardist, who was formerly in Snarky Puppy and is now the bandleader for the Funk Apostles.

  • Jamey Haddad, Kate Gentile, Stefano Battaglia and Krystle Warren

Blindfold Test

Odean Pope was tested on the following tracks for the Blindfold Test:

  • Benny Golson: “Shade Of Stein” from Complete Argo/Mercury Art Farmer Benny Golson/Jazztet Sessions (Mosaic)
  • Gary Bartz: “Dahomey Dance/Tunji” from Coltrane Rules: Tao Music Warrior (Oyo)
  • Cannonball Adderley Quintet: “Jeannine” from Norman Granz, Jazz At The Philharmonic: Paris, 1960 (Concord/Pablo)
  • Joe Lovano Us Five: “Blessings In May” from Cross Culture (Blue Note)
  • Charlie Haden with Michael Brecker: “Young And Foolish” from American Dreams (Verve)
  • JD Allen Trio: “Fatima” from Victory! (Sunnyside)
Also in this Issue
Fall/Winter Festival Guide
  • Listings for U.S. & International Festivals
  • Jazz Fests in Miami
  • Tampere Jazz Happening in Finland
  • EFG London Jazz Festival @ 25
Drum School
  • Mark Guiliana
  • Jerome Jennings
  • Billy Jones
  • Roy Haynes Transcription

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