May 2018


Alicia Hall Moran and Jason Moran

State of the Art

Alicia Hall Moran and Jason Moran have spent years collaborating with world-renowned choreographers, filmmakers, visual artists, furniture makers, poets, scholars and, yes, fellow musicians.

  • Shabaka Hutchings

    Britain’s Best Export

    As buzz around him continues to build, more and more jazz fans in the United States are learning the name Shabaka Hutchings.

  • Dafnis Prieto

    ‘Exploding Imagination’

    Dafnis Prieto’s vivid new big band album, Back To The Sunset, originated with a phone call.

  • Jason Palmer

    Learning from Everybody

    Jason Palmer’s a happy man in the middle: crafting a life that combines home and away games with a teaching career and family.

Blindfold Test

Aaron Goldberg was tested on the following tracks for the “Blindfold Test”:

  • Jason Moran: “Handful Of Keys” from All Rise: A Joyful Elegy For Fats Waller (Blue Note)
  • Kris Davis/Craig Taborn: “Love In Outer Space” from Octopus (Pyroclastic)
  • Fred Hersch: “Whisper Not” from Open Book (Palmetto)
  • Manuel Valera: “What Is This Thing Called Love” from The Seasons (Mavo)
  • Sylvie Courvoisier: “Imprint Double” from D’Agla (Intakt)
  • Martial Solal/Dave Liebman: “Lover Man” from Masters In Bordeaux (Sunnyside)
Also in this Issue
Reed School
  • Jeff Coffin
  • Caleb Chapman
  • Brian McCarthy
  • Jimi Durso

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