Under Review: August 2018

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At DownBeat, we have the pleasure of listening to hundreds of albums each month. Nope, that’s not an exaggeration. And while it might be tough as a consumer to know what to spend your time on, it isn’t too difficult to appreciate a well-curated playlist. So, here’s a smattering of what readers can find in the Reviews section of our August edition. Enjoy, and play loud. 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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