Triple Play: Three North Sea Jazz Festival Blindfold Tests

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At the 2018 North Sea Jazz Festival—held July 13–15 in Rotterdam, The Netherlands—DownBeat embarked upon an unparalleled, ambitious plan: Correspondent Dan Ouellette conducted onstage Blindfold Tests with three acclaimed artists during the event.

To read the Blindfold Test with vocalist Kurt Elling, click here.

To read the Blindfold Test with vocalist Jazzmeia Horn, click here.

To read the Blindfold Test with pianist Vijay Iyer, click here. DB



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    Ambrose Akinmusire and Kris Davis perform in New York at Vision Festival, which ran May 23–28. Akinmusire’s Origami Harvest earned a 5-star rating in DownBeat during 2018.

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    Reedist Ingrid Laubrock said she relishes the freedom that comes with recording for independent labels like Relative Pitch and Germany’s Intakt, but remains skeptical of the music industry’s digital shift.

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    Richmond, Virginia-based drummer Corey Fonville is set for a spate of March tour dates in France with trumpeter Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah.

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    Led by Wynton Marsalis and his Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, the memorial concert for Roy Hargrove at Lincoln Center began with a traditional, New Orleans-style second line march.

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    Pianist Joey Calderazzo, who has a new leader album, frequently has collaborated with saxophonist Branford Marsalis.


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