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



  • 21_Pat_Martino_by_Mark_Sheldon_lo_res.jpg

    Martino dazzled as a player and demonstrated amazing resilience in overcoming life’s challenges.

  • 21_Jamaaladeen_Tacuma.jpeg

    Jamaaladeen Tacuma, one of 52 grant recipients, received $40,000 to return to his hometown in North Carolina and create a music work space .

  • DB21_12_07_Metheny_Side_Eye.jpeg

    Side-Eye is Pat Metheny (left), Joe Dyson and James Francies.

  • Roy_Hargrove_%C2%A92020_Mark_Sheldon-4803_lo_res.jpg

    Roy Hargrove enters the DownBeat Hall of Fame.

  • 21_Esperanza_Spalding_SFS_by_Drew_Altizer_Photography.jpg

    Esperanza Spalding performing with the San Francisco Symphony.


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