March 2018


Julian Lage

‘A Page from the Rock ’n’ Roll Book’

The dynamic guitarist discusses his new trio album, which was partially inspired by the work of rock pioneers such as Little Richard.

  • Chick Corea & Lionel Loueke

    ‘Spirit of Creativity’

    The pianist and guitarist discuss their work on the new album by The Chick Corea + Steve Gadd Band, Chinese Butterfly.

  • ‘Seeking Equity’

    A Panel Discussion

    DownBeat presents a transcription of a panel discussion from the 2017 Monterey Jazz Festival, featuring saxophonist Tia Fuller, trumpeter Ingrid Jensen, pianist Shamie Royston, bassist Linda May Han Oh, vocalist Sunny Sumter and moderator Suzan Jenkins.

  • Wayne Escoffery

    Chasing Transcendence

    The dynamic saxophonist discusses his new album, Vortex.

Blindfold Test

Tim Berne was tested on the following tracks for the “Blindfold Test”:

  • Tineke Postma/Greg Osby: “Source Code” from Sonic Halo (Challenge)
  • John Zorn: “Interzone 1” from Interzone (Tzadik)
  • Trio 3: “Bumper” from Visiting Texture (Intakt)
  • Steve Lehman & Sélébéyone: “Are You In Peace?” from Sélébéyone (Pi)
  • Frank Gratkowski: “Celebrations 2” from Celebrations (Leo)
  • David Binney: “Arc” from The Time Verses (Criss Cross Jazz)
  • Jason Roebke: “Shadow” from High Red Center (Delmark)
Also in this Issue
International Jazz Camp Guide
  • William Paterson Summer Jazz Workshop
  • UMKC Jazz Camp
  • Ottawa JazzWorks
  • Complete Listings for Jazz Camps Around the Globe

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