November 2019


ECM Records

ECM Celebrates 50 Years

Fifty years ago, Manfred Eicher co-founded Edition of Contemporary Music and has issued more than 1,600 titles spanning jazz and classical sounds.

  • Crosscurrents Trio

    Stylistic Convergence

    The significance of this gathering of three remarkable artists—Dave Holland, Zakir Hussain and Chris Potter—goes well beyond its “supergroup” status.

  • Keb’ Mo’

    Blues Progression

    The musical range of Oklahoma, the guitarist’s latest album, is mirrored by its lyrical breadth.

  • Nubya Garcia

    Generous Collaborator

    The saxophonist exhibits spectacular leader instincts, but thrives in collaborative settings.

Blindfold Test

John Pizzarelli was tested on the following tracks for the “Blindfold Test”:

  • The King Cole Trio: “Honeysuckle Rose” from The King Cole Trio, Volume 3 (Capitol)
  • Wes Montgomery: “I’m Just A Lucky So-And-So” from So Much Guitar! (Original Jazz Classics)
  • Kenny Burrell: “Don’t Cry Baby” from Kenny Burrell (Prestige)
  • Gregory Porter: “Work Song” from Be Good (Motéma)
  • Chet Atkins/Les Paul: “It Had To Be You” from Chester & Lester (RCA Victor)
  • Marc Ribot y Los Cubanos Postizos: “Esclavo Triste” from The Prosthetic Cubans (Atlantic)
  • Bucky Pizzarelli: “Last Night When We Were Young” from Bucky Pizzarelli And Strings: So Hard To Forget (Arbors)
Also in this Issue
Fall/Winter Festival Guide
  • Listings of hundreds of international jazz parties hosting the genre’s top performers.
Drum School
  • Drum Sets of the Stars with Matt Wilson,Peter Erskine and Kendrick Scott
  • Transcription of a Jack DeJohnette Drum Solo
  • Master Class by Henry Cole
  • Toolshed

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