What to Stream, May 11–18
By DownBeat I May. 10, 2021
Lakecia Benjamin (Photo: Elizabeth Leitzell)
We’ve got some crazy streaming opportunities for you this week, including Welcome to the Sands Box featuring Christian Sands chatting with Joel Ross and Immanuel Wilkins courtesy of the Monterey Jazz Festival; a new documentary on the late avant-garde violinist Billy Bang; Lakecia Benjamin live at Club Dizzy’s in New York; Joey DeFrancesco live from Van Gelder Studio, and more. A fee is associated with some of the material listed, and some items have been sourced from
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Cécile McLorin Salvant & Sullivan Fortner At Home to raise funds for GHESKIO in Haiti (available until May 31)
Welcome To The Sands Box with Christian Sands, Joel Ross and Immanuel Wilkins (Monterey Jazz Festival)
Mark Shim Trio at Bar Bayeux (Brooklyn)
Angel Bat Dawid/Charles Joseph Smith/Marvin Tate/Johanna Brock at Constellation (Chicago)
Allyn Johnson, DC Jazz’s We Get To Talk Series (Washington, DC)
Live From Dizzy’s: Lakecia Benjamin (New York)
Documentary—Billy Bang, Lucky Man
Black Diamond at Constellation (Chicago)
Robert Randolph + G. Love Live from Relix Studio
21st Century Orchestra Nu Deco Ensemble with Tank & the Bangas and Cory Henry
Beau O’Reilly album release at Constellation (Chicago)
Live from Van Gelder Studio: Joey DeFrancesco, Billy Hart, Peter Bernstein with Houston Person
Richard X Bennett & RXB3, Sacred Music at Columbia
Lauren Lee, Queen Of Cups album release concert at the Soapbox Gallery (Brooklyn)
John Pizzarelli hit the woodshed, literally, to develop material for his new recording
Better Days Ahead: Solo Guitar Takes On Pat Metheny.
Jul 27, 2021 10:30 AM
John Pizzarelli’s Ode to Pat Metheny
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This year’s New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival has been canceled. It was scheduled to take place in October.
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Jazz Fest Canceled; New Orleans Reacts
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Corea was named Artist, Pianist and Keyboardist of the Year for the final time in the 69th Annual DownBeat Critics Poll.
Aug 27, 2021 2:14 PM
Chick Corea: Final Curtain Call
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Carla Bley, the 2021 critics’ choice for the DownBeat Hall of Fame
Aug 17, 2021 10:50 AM
Carla Bley: The Voice
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Squint is Julian Lage’s debut on Blue Note Records.
Aug 3, 2021 9:53 AM
Julian Lage: A Clear-Sighted ‘Squint’
Clasping his hands to his chest, then raising them to the heavens, Julian Lage evoked echoes of the exuberant child he…