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.

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!