September 2019


James Carter

Chasing Django

The perpetually searching saxophonist discusses his deep admiration for the work of innovative guitarist Django Reinhardt, which served as inspiration for the new album ‘James Carter Organ Trio: Live From Newport Jazz.’

  • Nat “King” Cole

    Transformative Power

    One hundred years after his birth, Cole endures like an indelible watermark in American music through the work of those who have been influenced by him—most famously his daughter, Natalie.

  • Abdullah Ibrahim

    ‘The Profundity of Simplicity’

    At this year’s INNtöne Jazz Festival in Austria, Ibrahim vividly demonstrated the intimacy and cosmic beauty of solo piano to a hushed crowd of 800.

  • Jazzmeia Horn

    ‘I’m Never Lying’

    Horn is a new breed of jazz singer and composer, thoroughly steeped in tradition, yet fully planted in contemporary music and messages. She doesn’t sound like anyone else.

Blindfold Test

Ralph Peterson was tested on the following tracks for the “Blindfold Test”:

  • Albert “Tootie” Heath: “Reets And I” from Philadelphia Beat (Sunnyside)
  • Manu Katché: “Keep On Trippin’” from Third Round (ECM)
  • Neal Smith: “The Cup Bearers” from Some Of My Favorite Songs Are … (NAS Music)
  • Sons Of Kemet: “Burn” from Inner Babylon (Naim)
  • Randy Weston: “Pam’s Waltz” from The Randy Weston Trio (Riverside)
  • Terri Lyne Carrington: “Jazz Is A Spirit” from Jazz Is A Spirit (ACT)
  • Matt Wilson’s Arts & Crafts: “Teen Town” from An Attitude For Gratitude (Palmetto)
  • Mike Reed’s People, Places & Things: “Sharon” from Clean On The Corner (482 Music)
  • Olodum: “Olodum Maré” from Pela Vida (Abril)
Also in this Issue
Indie Life
  • Barrett Martin
  • Céline Rudolph
  • Delmark Records
Keyboard School
  • Jazz Organ Bass Lines: Joey DeFrancesco
  • Master Class: Luke Gillespie
  • Pro Session: Anne Sajdera
  • Transcription of Vijay Iyer Piano Solo
  • Toolshed

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