October 2018


Tia Fuller

The Radiance of a Diamond

The Berklee College of Music professor's new Mack Avenue album, Diamond Cut, includes such high-profile collaborators as Terri Lyne Carrington, Jack DeJohnette and Dave Holland.

  • Tony Bennett & Diana Krall

    Streetwise Yet Sophisticated

    Love Is Here To Stay (Verve/Columbia) is a tribute to George and Ira Gershwin, and represents the first album-length, one-on-one collaboration that Tony Bennett has recorded with his good friend Diana Krall, with whom he has been singing duets for nearly 20 years.

  • Ethan Iverson

    Dynamo at the Crossroads

    Midway into his career, pianist Ethan Iverson has experienced a universe of multifaceted artistry and in many collegial opinions has become a restless visionary.

  • Joey Baron

    Deep Listening Manifesto

    Over the course of his career, drummer Joey Baron has shown a knack for bringing just the right touch to any setting: From swinging with Carmen McRae to skronking with John Zorn or supplying simpatico grooves on eight Bill Frisell albums and the last four John Abercrombie Quartet recordings.

  • Adi Meyerson

  • Steffen Schorn

  • Dongfeng Liu

  • Dana Murray

Blindfold Test

Jazzmeia Horn was tested on the following tracks for the “Blindfold Test”:

  • Dee Dee Bridgewater: “Afro Blue” from Red Earth—A Malian Journey (DDB/Verve)
  • Betty Carter: “I Should Care” from It’s Not About The Melody (Verve)
  • Annie Lennox: “Mood Indigo” from Nostalgia (Blue Note)
  • Abbey Lincoln: “Throw It Away” from A Turtle’s Dream (Verve)
  • Cassandra Wilson: “Red Guitar” from Another Country (eOne/Ojah)
  • Aretha Franklin: “What A Difference A Day Makes” from Jazz Moods ’Round Midnight: Aretha Franklin (Sony/BMG)
  • Cécile McLorin Salvant: “Nothing Like You” from Dreams And Daggers (Mack Avenue)
  • Bessie Smith: “Lock And Key” from The Complete Recordings, Vol. 3 (Sony/Columbia)
  • Bettye LaVette: “Things Have Changed” from Things Have Changed (Verve)
  • Shirley Horn: “I Got Plenty Of Nuttin’” from I Remember Miles (Verve)
Also in this Issue
Student Music Guide: Where To Study Jazz 2019
  • The New School: The NYC institution continues to evolve
  • NYO Jazz: Youthful ambassadors for jazz
  • Five Gems: Excellent jazz programs located in small or medium-size towns
  • High-Tech Ed: The importance of audio technology courses

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