Under Review: August 2018

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At DownBeat, we have the pleasure of listening to hundreds of albums each month. Nope, that’s not an exaggeration. And while it might be tough as a consumer to know what to spend your time on, it isn’t too difficult to appreciate a well-curated playlist. So, here’s a smattering of what readers can find in the Reviews section of our August edition. Enjoy, and play loud. DB



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    Charnett Moffett

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    “Don Cherry had his own original thing going on ... and you can’t duplicate it,” Randy Brecker says.

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    “​Keith’s thing was startling,” pianist Craig Taborn says of Facing You.

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    Bassist-composer Ron Carter turns 85 on May 4.

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    “I have no concept of what I did before! That’s irrelevant,” Ibrahim said. “I can’t change anything. I can’t change the past, I can’t change the future, I can only deal with what is now.”