My title
Newsletter Signup
Newsletter Signup Lazer Lloyd Starts Chicago’s Israeli Jazz Fest on Vibrant, Bluesy Note
5/27/2016


Marsalis, Corea, Washington to Headline Ottawa Jazz Festival
5/26/2016


Aldana Displays Confident Grace During Windy City Residency
5/26/2016


Zappa Documentary Reveals Many Faces of Frank
5/26/2016


Mike Stern, Parade of Guests Add Punch to Tiles’ Concept Album
5/26/2016


Jarrett Displays Intense, Profound Focus at Walt Disney Concert Hall
5/26/2016


Newsletter Signup

More News …

 

Becca Stevens applied astute, philosophical lyrics to songs in the folk-jazz vein during a compelling performance in Pittsburgh on May 23. (Photo: Courtesy Universal Music Classics)

Becca Stevens Band Embraces Jazz & Folk in Pittsburgh

Mmm-hmm… mmm-hmm…” With that sensuous, murmured affirmation, repeated rhythmically, the singer-songwriter Becca Stevens began her song “I Asked” on May 23 at Pittsb …  
More…


REVIEWS EDITORS’ PICKS     May 2016


Editors' Pick Editors' Pick Editors' Pick Editors' Pick Editors' Pick

Archives CLassic interviews


Phil Is Now: Out Of The Woods
Published 1/23/1957

Phillip Wells Woods is a lean 25, with the appearance of an Alan Ladd, and an alto that talks more like a cross between Bogart and Gérard Philipe. Woods, who won a 1955 DownBeat Jazz Critics Poll New Star award, recently left Dizzy Gillespie’s …  
More…

Ornette Coleman: The First Beginning
Published 7/21/1960

In the recent fuss and furor over Ornette Coleman, a good many persons have been making hasty leaps for the tailgate of what might turn out to be a bandwagon. But as Ralph Gleason pointed out recently in the San Francisco Chronicle, Coleman, at the e …  
More…

Bob Belden’s Spanish Key
Published 3/1/2011

It’s a sunny, spring day in May in midtown Manhattan that begins a week of recording. And everybody’s waiting for Rabih.

From the podium, the leader croons, ““I’m in the oud for love.”

With these words of wit that typically …  
More…

Jazz On Television In 1965
Published 5/6/1965

For the record—and in the interest of enlightening posterity and giving credit that is seldom acknowledged—it should be said that the last few weeks of 1964 and the first couple of months of 1965 were a fruitful period of television jazz. …  
More…


Current Issue

Special sections


NEW! 39th Annual Student Music Awards
June 2016

NEW! INDIE LIFE
June 2016

2016 Summer Festival Guide
May 2016

JAZZ CAMP GUIDE
March 2016

JAZZ VENUE GUIDE
February 2016

STUDENT MUSIC GUIDE: WHERE TO STUDY JAZZ IN 2016
October 2015

63rd Annual
Critics Poll
August 2015

Princeton Record
Exchange

Browse a huge selection of Jazz Records, used CDs featuring Jazz CDs & used DVDs at one of the largest Record Stores. Sell us your Jazz Vinyl, Jazz DVDs & CDs. Paying Top $ Since 1980 for Jazz LPs: Blue Note, Prestige, Mosaic, Impulse & more. Buy new rare vinyl on Record Store Day

ECM

Berkley

NJPAC

Cannonball

Steve Webster—EC Barlow

Jody Jazz

Chesky

Macsax

Macsax

DCJAZZ

Oatmeal

About  |  Terms of Use  |  Privacy Policy  |  Contact
Copyright © 2015 Maher Publications. All rights reserved. DownBeat is an internationally registered trademark of Maher Publications.