October 2018


Tia Fuller

The Radiance of a Diamond

The Berklee College of Music professor’s new Mack Avenue album, Diamond Cut, includes such high-profile collaborators as Terri Lyne Carrington, Jack DeJohnette and Dave Holland.

  • Tony Bennett & Diana Krall

    Streetwise Yet Sophisticated

    Love Is Here To Stay (Verve/Columbia) is a tribute to George and Ira Gershwin, and represents the first album-length, one-on-one collaboration that Tony Bennett has recorded with his good friend Diana Krall, with whom he has been singing duets for nearly 20 years.

  • Ethan Iverson

    Dynamo at the Crossroads

    Midway into his career, pianist Ethan Iverson has experienced a universe of multifaceted artistry and in many collegial opinions has become a restless visionary.

  • Joey Baron

    Deep Listening Manifesto

    Over the course of his career, drummer Joey Baron has shown a knack for bringing just the right touch to any setting: From swinging with Carmen McRae to skronking with John Zorn or supplying simpatico grooves on eight Bill Frisell albums and the last four John Abercrombie Quartet recordings.

Blindfold Test

Jazzmeia Horn was tested on the following tracks for the “Blindfold Test”:

  • Dee Dee Bridgewater: “Afro Blue” from Red Earth—A Malian Journey (DDB/Verve)
  • Betty Carter: “I Should Care” from It’s Not About The Melody (Verve)
  • Annie Lennox: “Mood Indigo” from Nostalgia (Blue Note)
  • Abbey Lincoln: “Throw It Away” from A Turtle’s Dream (Verve)
  • Cassandra Wilson: “Red Guitar” from Another Country (eOne/Ojah)
  • Aretha Franklin: “What A Difference A Day Makes” from Jazz Moods ’Round Midnight: Aretha Franklin (Sony/BMG)
  • Cécile McLorin Salvant: “Nothing Like You” from Dreams And Daggers (Mack Avenue)
  • Bessie Smith: “Lock And Key” from The Complete Recordings, Vol. 3 (Sony/Columbia)
  • Bettye LaVette: “Things Have Changed” from Things Have Changed (Verve)
  • Shirley Horn: “I Got Plenty Of Nuttin’” from I Remember Miles (Verve)
Also in this Issue
Student Music Guide: Where To Study Jazz 2019
  • The New School: The NYC institution continues to evolve
  • NYO Jazz: Youthful ambassadors for jazz
  • Five Gems: Excellent jazz programs located in small or medium-size towns
  • High-Tech Ed: The importance of audio technology courses

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