‘Past the Gates of Genres’
By Josef Woodard
DownBeat catches up with Porter in his hometown of Bakersfield, California, to discuss ‘All Rise.’ The album features original compositions that explore various aspects of love, reflect his gospel roots and a desire to blend genres.
By Ted Panken
Marsalis’ New Orleans-based Uptown Jazz Orchestra’s recent release, Jazz Party, and its 2016 predecessor, Make American Great Again, rank among the strongest big–band discs of the past 10 years.
By Bill Milkowski
Liebman’s Earth caps a series of albums inspired by natural elements.
By Suzanne Lorge
Pursuance is Benjamin’s most ambitious project so far, not only for its eye-popping lineup, but for the magnitude of its subject matter: the compositions of Alice Coltrane and John Coltrane.
Paolo Fresu was tested on the following tracks for the “Blindfold Test”: