Gary Fukushima


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    Fabian Almazan is among the 25 artists DownBeat thinks will help shape jazz in the decades to come.

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    Vibraphonist Warren Wolf’s most recent leader date is Reincarnation (Mack Avenue).

    Blindfold Test: Warren Wolf

    A classically trained musician who can play several instruments—including vibraphone, marimba, piano and drums—…

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    Lee Secard, recipient of a DownBeat Jazz Education Achievement Award

    Lee Secard Sets High Standards

    In a rehearsal room at the Colburn Community School of Performing Arts, the illustrious arts academy across the street…

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    Chris Dingman’s latest release began as a way to ease his father’s discomfort as he died.

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    Bassist Christian McBride (left), saxophonist Joshua Redman, drummer Brian Blade and pianist Brad Mehldau reconvened in the studio after more than two decades for RoundAgain.

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    Drummer Sherrie Maricle’s latest effort is 3Divas, a recording with the 3D Jazz Trio, which also includes bassist Amy Shook pianist Jackie Warren.

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    Wayne Escoffery revisits part of his childhood on The Humble Warrior (Smoke Sessions).

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    “It’s always been there,” multi-instrumentalist and vocalist Jen Shyu said about a wave of vitriol aimed at Asian Americans during the coronavirus pandemic. “These events, they’re just an excuse for people.”

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    Composer, multi-instrumentalist and bandleader Gordon Goodwin knows that accolades can’t make his music better or worse.

    Gordon Goodwin’s Total Devotion

    Gordon Goodwin gracefully balances the pros and cons of life in Southern California. He recently moved into a gated…

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    Guitarist Jeff Parker used the recording process to write material for his latest album, Suite For Max Brown (International Anthem).

    Jeff Parker’s Shifting Mentality

    Jeff Parker is drinking black coffee on the back patio of a café within walking distance of his house in Altadena,…

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    John Coltrane’s Blue World, which includes 27 minutes of previously unheard music, was recorded in 1964, a defining year for the saxophonist.

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    Keyboardist Aaron Parks performs with his Little Big ensemble Oct. 9 at Mr. Musichead Gallery in Los Angeles as a part of the Angel City Jazz Festival.

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    Vocalist Joanna Wallfisch has a musical pedigree that reaches back several generations.

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    For almost a decade, violinist Jenny Scheinman (right) and drummer Allison Miller have worked together in the latter’s Boom Tic Boom ensemble. Their new collaborative group is Parlour Game.

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    Alex Malheiros (left), José Roberto Bertrami, Ariovaldo Contesini and Ivan Conti began playing as Azymuth in the early ’70s.

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    The development of Star People Nation—the first album in which Theo Croker has sole producer credit—involved an 18-month journey to both U.S. coasts and multiple recording studios, where he played auxiliary keyboards and synths, crafted electronic and acoustic beats, incorporated samples and wrote lyrics to be sung by himself and special guests.

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    Los Angeles producer Daedelus is among a handful of artists, along with Bone Thugs-n-Harmony’s Layzie Bone and Kneebody drummer Nate Wood, who have expressed interest in working with Zero System Immersive Music. The California label is at the vanguard of finding a space for creative music in virtual reality and immersive technology.


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