Dan Ouellette

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    Co-artistic Director Derrick Hodge performed multiple sets with various ensembles during the 62nd Monterey Jazz Festival, which ran Sept. 27-29 in Monterey, California.

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    Miles Davis in 1986, around the time he recorded the album Rubberband

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    Pianist Abdullah Ibrahim is making plans for the future and looks forward to recording with a pair of orchestras.

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    Norah Jones is among the artists who pay tribute to Joni Mitchell on a new album and DVD.

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    Reed player Shabaka Hutchings performs with Sons of Kemet.

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    Terence Blanchard performs with his E-Collective ensemble during the Umbria Jazz Festival, which ran July 11–21 in Perugia, Italy.

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    ​Stephanie Chou performs March 29 at Joe’s Pub in New York.

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    Vocalist Anna-Maria Hefele of Supersonus performs at the 25th edition of the INNtöne Jazz Festival in Austria.

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    Ravi Coltrane (left), Drew Gress, Ralph Alessi and Mark Ferber perform Jan. 11 at Le Poisson Rouge in New York.

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    Among his numerous projects, Noah Preminger has written and recorded music based on the films of a distant relative, director Otto Preminger.

    Noah Preminger in Perpetual Motion

    Concept albums help an artist establish an identity. They’re more than a mere exercise in composing songs as vehicles…

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    Gary Burton says his artistic pursuits were based on intuition.

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    Pianist Ethan Iverson collaborates with saxophonist Mark Turner on Temporary Kings.

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    Richmond, Virginia’s No BS! Brass Band performs at the Monterey Jazz Festival.

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    The first recording of Brian Krock’s Big Heart Machine includes performances by an 18-piece band, as well as contributions by producer Darcy James Argue and conductor Miho Hazama.

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    Bongwool Lee grew up playing classical music before switching to jazz.

    Bongwool Lee’s Jazz Epiphany

    Call it a revelatory jazz moment. As a classical music prodigy in Seoul, South Korea, pianist Bongwool Lee was…

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    Singer Kurt Elling, seen here performing at the 2018 North Sea Jazz Festival, also participated in a DownBeat Blindfold Test during the fest.

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    Vijay Iyer (left) discusses a track with journalist Dan Ouellette during a DownBeat Blindfold Test at the North Sea Jazz Festival in Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

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    Jazzmeia Horn (left) discusses a track with journalist Dan Ouellette during a DownBeat Blindfold Test at the North Sea Jazz Festival in Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

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    Erroll Garner performs with his trio in Amsterdam in 1964.

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    Each of Shabaka Hutchings’ ensembles showcases a different musical sensibility of the bandleader.

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    Donny McCaslin’s second album for Motéma will be released later this year.

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    Dave Douglas in the studio with members of The Westerlies.

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    José Antonio Diaz (left) leads a workshop at the Diaz Music Institute in Houston, Texas.

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    John Abercrombie (1944–2017)

    Remembering John Abercrombie

    As a tribute to guitarist John Abercrombie, who died Aug. 22, DownBeat has posted the following feature, “The Moment…

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    Pedrito Martinez (left) and Angélique Kidjo perform during the Umbria Jazz Festival in Perugia, Italy, on July 12.

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    John Beasley (center) is the leader of MONK’estra. The group performed at the North Sea Jazz Festival on July 7.

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    Mary Halvorson will make her leader debut at the Village Vanguard in New York City July 18–23.

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    Tigran Hamasyan performed at SubCultre in NYC on March 10. At points throughout his show, the pianist layered wordless vocals that sounded other-worldly in pitch.

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    Chick Corea, seen here performing at the Blue Note in New York on Oct. 27 as part of his 75th birthday residency.

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    Arturo O’Farrill performs at the North Sea Jazz Festival.

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    Ondrej Pivec (left) and Grégoire Maret perform at the North Sea Jazz Festival in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, on July 10.


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Dan Ouellette's archives entries:

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    At 25 years old, bassist Esperanza Spalding wasn’t overly concerned with marketability.

    Esperanza Spalding: In Full Orbit

    Esperanza Spalding buoys with moxie-plus, high-octane ebullience, spirited determination and respectful humility in the…

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    John Abercrombie (1944–2017)

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    Bobby Hutcherson (1941–2016) performs at Jazz at Lincoln Center in 2008.


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