June 2019


Jeremy Pelt

The Rodin Chronicles

Pelt discusses his new album, ‘Jeremy Pelt The Artist,’ and his admiration for the French sculptor Auguste Rodin.

  • Buddy Bolden

    The Resurrection of Buddy Bolden

    Enlisting Wynton Marsalis as composer, performer and executive producer—and consulting legendary Big Easy historian Donald M. Marquis—Dan Pritzker directed the feature film Bolden, a pioneering attempt to dramatize the musician’s life and times.

  • Joshua Redman

    ‘Founts of Inspiration’

    In addition to his quartet, Redman’s worked in recent years with The Bad Plus and as a member of the groups James Farm and Still Dreaming. His latest album is Come What May (Nonesuch).

  • Linda May Han Oh

    Seeking Unity

    Linda May Han Oh has gotten used to carrying her double bass up the four flights of stairs to the Harlem walk-up she shares with her husband, pianist Fabian Almazan. No doubt she’s had lots of practice of late.

Blindfold Test

Helen Sung was tested on the following tracks for the “Blindfold Test”:

  • Edward Simon with Afinidad & Imani Winds: “Uninvited Thoughts” from Sorrows And Triumphs (Sunnyside)
  • James Francies: “ANB” from Flight (Blue Note)
  • Kevin Hays Trio: “Scrapple From The Apple” from North (Sunnyside)
  • Myra Melford: “Chorale” from The Other Side Of Air (Firehouse 12)
  • Alexander von Schlippenbach: “Work” from Schlippenbach Plays Monk (Intakt)
  • Renee Rosnes: “Black Holes” from Beloved Of The Sky (Smoke Sessions)
  • Vijay Iyer/Craig Taborn: “Luminous Brew” from The Transitory Poems (ECM)
  • George Cables: “Naima’s Love Song” from In Good Company (HighNote)
Also in this Issue
  • 42nd Annual DownBeat Student Music Awards
  • Master Class
  • Pro Session
  • Steve Swallow Transcription
  • Toolshed

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