March 2019


Joe Lovano

The Next Chapter

DownBeat catches up with Lovano to discuss his studio collaboration with ECM founder Manfred Eicher, his plans for the future and his development as a young performer in Cleveland.

  • Allison Miller

    Inclusive Leader

    Much of drummer Allison Miller’s life is about juxtapositions. She’s the creative force behind two related but very different bands. She manages an active music career while co-parenting her two preschoolers. And she gives voice to her activism through her art.

  • Carlos Henriquez

    Extending the Legacy

    The tumbao, that basic building block of Afro-Cuban music, is deeply imbedded in bassist Carlos Henriquez’s DNA. Like the New Orleans second-line beat, the swing beat in jazz or duende in flamenco music, it’s something felt, rather than easily explained.

  • Aaron Goldberg

    Between Two Worlds

    Aaron Goldberg’s academic work might have influenced his music in more ways than he’s aware of, at least in a conceptual sense.

Blindfold Test

Gilad Hekselman was tested on the following tracks for the “Blindfold Test”:

  • John Coltrane: “Softly As In A Morning Sunrise” from The Complete 1961 Village Vanguard Recordings (Impulse)
  • Fred Hersch: “Down Home” from Alone At The Vanguard (Palmetto)
  • Anouar Brahem: “Dance With Waves” from The Astounding Eyes Of Rita (ECM)
  • Ornette Coleman: “Turnaround” from Sound Grammar (Sound Grammar Records)
  • Keith Jarrett/Charlie Haden: “One Day I’ll Fly Away” from Jasmine (ECM)
  • Lionel Loueke: “Bouriyan” from The Journey (Aparte Music/Pias)
  • Aaron Parks: “Small Planet” from Little Big (Ropeadope)
  • George Benson: “California Dreamin’” from White Rabbit (Sony)
Also in this Issue
2019 International Jazz Camp Guide
  • Louis “Satchmo” Armstrong Summer Jazz Camp
  • University of Central Oklahoma Summer Jazz Camp
  • Jazz Maui Camp
  • PLUS hundreds of listings
Indie Life
  • MoonJune Records
  • Gil Evans Orchestra
  • Woolgathering Records
  • Developing & Maintaining a Band Book: 6 Keys to Successful Charts
  • Dave Holland’s Use of Tempo/Meter Modulation
  • Robert Glasper’s Piano Solo on ‘F.T.B.’

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