Kris Davis

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    The new recording from Kris Davis’ Diatom Ribbons puts the pianist front and center of the jazz vanguard. From left, Davis, Trevor Dunn, Terri Lyne Carrington, Val Jeanty and Julian Lage.

    Kris Davis at the Vanguard

    In late May 2022, Kris Davis realized a dream. She and her ensemble Diatom Ribbons performed six nights at New York’s…

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    Davis founded Pyroclastic Records in 2016.

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    ​Trumpeter Ambrose Akinmusire performs with the trio Trefoil at this year’s Big Ears Festival in Knoxville, Tennessee.

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    Wayne Shorter, Kris Davis and Danilo Peréz

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    Bandleader Francisco Mela is set to stream a solo drum performance Friday via Soapbox Gallery.

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    Vocalist Alicia Hall Moran is set to interpret portions of the Motown catalog during a Friday streaming performance.

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    Lakecia Benjamin performs Nov. 6 at Roulette Intermedium in Brooklyn as a part of Jazzfest Berlin, which this year included livestreamed performances from both sides of the Atlantic.

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    Drummer Joe Farnsworth is set to stream a Monday performance alongside tenor saxophonist Eric Alexander, pianist George Cables and bassist Peter Washington.

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    Reedist Scott Robinson is set to stream a set via the Smalls website Friday alongside pianist Helen Sung, bassist Martin Wind and drummer Peter Van Nostrand.

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    Joe Lovano—along with Ben Street and Andrew Cyrille—are set to stream a pair of performances this week.

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    ​Top row from left: Nduduzo Makhathini (Photo: Nailah Makhathini); Brandee Younger and Dezron Douglas at their home in the East Harlem neighborhood of New York City (Photo: Courtesy of Artists); Chick Corea (Photo: Toshi Sakurai, Courtesy Chick Corea Productions). ​Bottom row from left: Christian McBride (Photo: R. Andrew Lepley); Stanton Moore at his home in New Orleans (Photo: Lauren Del Rio); Wolfgang Muthspiel and his 4-year-old daughter, Flora, at their home in Vienna (Photo: Courtesy of Artist); Kris Davis (Photo: ©Caroline Mardok).

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    Pianist Jarrett Cherner and vocalist Sarah Elizabeth Charles and are set to stream a Friday performance.

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    Pianist Kris Davis is set to stream a June 5 set alongside drummer Terri Lyne Carrington and sound artist Val Jeanty as a part of the online platform Live From Our Living Rooms’ Creative Summit & Fundraiser.

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    Vocalist Luciana Souza is among the first members of the Jazz Coalition, a new granting organization.

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    With Freya, Tineke Postma explores Norse, Frisian, Celtic and Roman mythologies.

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    Pianist Kris Davis with two of her collaborators on Diatom Ribbons: turntablist Val Jeanty (left) and drummer Terri Lyne Carrington

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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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    Chick Corea’s Trilogy, which also includes bassist Christian McBride and drummer Brian Blade, are set to play the 2019/20 Symphony Center Presents Jazz series in Chicago on Nov. 1.

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    Rob Mazurek has three new releases on the Astral Spirits label.

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    Saxophonist Melissa Aldana and her quartet pay tribute to artist Frida Kahlo on Visions. The ensemble is set to play the Jazz at the Logan series on April 5.

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    Bassist Chris Lightcap (third from right) merges his two working ensembles for SuperBigmouth, which is set for release Oct. 4 on Pyroclastic Records.

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    Dave McMurray (left), Esperanza Spalding, Ravi Coltrane and Terri Lyne Carrington pay tribute to the late Geri Allen at the 2018 Detroit Jazz Festival.

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    Bassist Greg Cohen (from left), trumpeter Dave Douglas, drummer Joey Baron and saxophonist John Zorn perform as Masada at Jazz Em Agosto in Lisbon, Portugal.

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    Pianist Vijay Iyer topped two categories in the DownBeat Critics Poll: Jazz Artist and Jazz Group (for the Vijay Iyer Sextet).

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    Jazz em Agosto, a festival in Lisbon, Portugal, is celebrating John Zorn’s career as part of the 35th edition of the event.

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    Trumpeter Ingrid Jensen performs at the star-filled tribute to Geri Allen at Winter Jazzfest in New York.

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    Marc Ribot performs at the 2017 Belgrade Jazz Festival.


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