March 2017


Craig Taborn

‘Go Inside the Sound’

Pianist/keyboardist Craig Taborn is a cerebral composer who doesn’t let the complexities of his music get in the way of his quest for beauty. He has a new quartet album, Daylight Ghosts.

  • Ingrid & Christine Jensen

    ‘Our Gift Is What We Do’

    Trumpeter Ingrid Jensen and her sister, saxophonist Christine Jensen, have collaborated on a new album, Infinitude, which features guitarist Ben Monder.

  • Charlie Haden

    Pursuing Liberation

    DownBeat presents excerpts from Josef Woodard’s book Conversations with Charlie Haden, which compiles his interviews with the late bassist, who is a member of the DownBeat Hall of Fame.

  • Rudy Royston

    ‘Just Play’

    Drummer Rudy Royston is already a revered accompanist, but he has also steadily built a sterling reputation as a bandleader, thanks to projects such as his new album, Rise Of Orion.

Blindfold Test

Greg Osby was tested on the following tracks for the Blindfold Test:

  • Will Vinson: “The Clock Killer” from Perfectly Out Of Place (5Passion)
  • Trio 3 + Geri Allen: “Long Melody” from At This Time (Intakt)
  • Rudresh Mahanthappa: “I’ll See You When I Get There” from Mauger (Clean Feed)
  • Heads of State: “Soulstice” from Search For Peace (Smoke Sessions)
  • Tim Berne: “Scanners” from Snakeoil (ECM)
  • Greg Ward: “Daybreak” from Touch My Beloved’s Thought (Greenleaf)
  • Bunky Green: “It Could Happen To You” from Another Place (Label Bleu)
  • Jeff “Tain” Watts: “uh-UH!!” from Blue, Vol. 2 (Dark Key)
Also in this Issue
Indie Life
  • Robert Miller
  • Nicole Saphos
  • Clean Feed Records
  • Master Class by Frank Caruso
  • Pro Session by Dan Wilensky
  • Transcription of Allan Holdsworth Solo
International Jazz Camp Guide
  • Listings for more than 100 camps, plus features on:
  • Litchfield Jazz Camp
  • Shell Lake Arts Center
  • Jazz Camp West
  • Focusyear Basel
Jazz On Campus
  • Manhattan School of Music

PLUS: Dozens of album reviews, product reviews and much more!