February 2019


Terri Lyne Carrington

‘Transform the Culture’

The Grammy-winning drummer/producer/bandleader, who recently founded the Institute of Jazz and Gender Justice at Berklee College of Music, speaks out about the importance of creating jazz without patriarchy.

  • Lionel Loueke

    Journey of Empathy

    For guitarist Lionel Loueke, the title of his new album—The Journey (Aparté Music)—isn’t merely a metaphor. It reflects both his odyssey from childhood in Benin to his current life as a globe-trotting jazz star while also mirroring his musical development.

  • Marquis Hill

    ‘You’ve Got To Have Meaning’

    Marquis Hill’s Modern Flows Vol. 2 is calibrated with cool precision and delivered with calculated understatement, his trumpet playing filled with the mellifluous tones, cascading lines and outpourings of lyrical invention.

  • Alicia Olatuja

    ‘Be the Change’

    Alicia Olatuja’s new album, Intuition: Songs From the Minds of Women (Resilience Music), is the latest peak in a lifelong journey through music.

Blindfold Test

Michael Dease was tested on the following tracks for the “Blindfold Test”:

  • Joelle Léandre/George Lewis: “V” from Transatlantic Visions (RogueArt)
  • Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra: “Jason And Jasone” from Vitoria Suite (EmArcy)
  • BassDrumBone: “Lips And Grits” from The Other Parade (Clean Feed)
  • Steve Turre: “Settegast Strut” from The Bones Of Art (HighNote)
  • Robin Eubanks Mass Line Big Band: “Yes We Can–Victory Dance” from More Than Meets The Ear (ArtistShare)
Also in this Issue
Recording School
  • Essentials of DIY Recording
  • The Home Studios of Antonio Sánchez, Brian Bromberg and Ben Allison
  • Transcription: A Rez Abbasi Guitar Solo
  • Toolshed

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