March 2022


Cécile McLorin Salvant

Dancing with Ghosts

Vocalist Cécile McLorin Salvant dove deep into the study of ephemeral things that elude our grasp. This fascination ripples throughout Ghost Song, her debut recording on the Nonesuch label. In DownBeat’s April issue, Salvant discusses this and much more.

  • Immanuel Wilkins

    Preaches the Word
  • Camille Thurman

    The Education of Camille
Blindfold Test

Bill McHenry

  • Vince Mendoza-Michael Brecker: “Barcelona ” from Epiphany (Zebra, 1998)
  • Branford Marsalis: “Dance of the Evil Toys The Secret Between the Shadow and the Soul, OKeh, 2019” from The Secret Between the Shadow and the Soul (OKeh, 2019)
  • Nubya Garcia: “Inner Game ” from Source (Concord, 2020)
  • Sonny Rollins: “Love Walked In” from Rollins in Holland (Resonance, 2021)
  • Misha Tsiganov: “Virgo” from Playing With The Wind (Criss Cross, 2018)
  • Melissa Aldana: “Never Let Me Go” from Visions (Motéma, 2019)
  • Paul Motian: “Epistrophy” from Monk in Motian (JMT, 1988)
Also in this Issue
The Beat
  • Joe Fiedler Finds Sesame Street
  • Gerry Gibbs Plays Songs for His Father
  • Melanie Charles: The Advocate as Remixer as Jazz Artist
  • Jazz Labels Unite to Help Jazz Musicians
  • Phil Freeman’s Snapshot of Jazz Today
  • Steven Feifke: An ‘Arranging Encyclopedia’
  • More than 30 albums reviewed this month!
Jazz & Blues Camp Guide
  • Where to study jazz (and have fun) this summer!
  • Master Class: Solo Transcribing 101
  • Marquis Hill Trumpet Solo on ‘Prayer For The People’
  • Spotlight on New Brass

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