JD Allen

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    JD Allen headed back to Cincinnati during COVID-19, where he woodshedded and created Queen City.

    JD Allen Finds Purpose

    Queen City (Savant), JD Allen’s latest album and his first solo-saxophone release, is an ambitious endeavor that he…

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    Terri Lyne Carrington, who topped three categories in the 2020 DownBeat Critics Poll, is the first female instrumentalist to win the Jazz Artist of the Year category.

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    Saxophonists Samuel Blais (left), Donny McCaslin, David Binney and Dave Liebman make up the Four Visions Saxophone Quartet, a group that can trace its lineage back to jazz and the work of classical saxophonist Marcel Mule.

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    Drummer Gerald Cleaver works with some of today’s most fearless musicians.

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    Ted Nash revisits Bernstein and Sondheim for Somewhere Else: Songs From West Side Story.

    2019: The Year’s Top-Rated Albums

    The list below is a round up of the 5-, 4.5- and 4-star reviews that ran in print editions of DownBeat during 2019. If…

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    JD Allen’s latest effort, Barracoon, is predicated on emotion more than charts.

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    Pianist Fred Hersch and bassist John Hébert perform Aug. 25 during the Charlie Parker Jazz Festival in Manhattan.

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    ​At New York’s Winter Jazzfest on Jan. 12, Allison Miller co-leads an ensemble with pianist Carmen Staaf at Subculture.

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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.

    2018: The Year’s Top-Rated Albums

    The list below is a round-up of the 5-star, 4.5-star and 4-star reviews that ran in print editions of DownBeat during…

  • Under Review: August 2018

    At DownBeat, we have the pleasure of listening to hundreds of albums each month. Nope, that’s not an exaggeration.…

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