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Subscribe Now! Make Someone Happy! Bassist Jack Bruce Dies at 71
10/27/2014


Vocalist Tim Hauser Dies at 72
10/21/2014


Book About 78s Sheds New Light on Blues Canon
10/2/2014


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Pat Metheny Unity Group, from left: Chris Potter, Giulio Carmassi, Ben Williams, Antonio Sanchez and Metheny (Photo: Jimmy Katz ©2013 Pat Metheny Tours)

DownBeat Announces 2014 Readers Poll Results

The results of the 79th Annual DownBeat Readers Poll are in. Blues icon B.B. King was elected into the DownBeat Hall of Fame, and he topped the Blues Artist or Group catego …  
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REVIEWS EDITORS’ PICKS     OCTOBER 2014


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Horace Silver: In Pursuit
Published 9/13/1973

Horace Silver remembers a time years ago in a Boston hotel room when he wrote out the idea for a new tune on a cardboard bath mat. He doesn’t have to do that today, of course; the creative process has been augmented by the miniature tape recorder tha …  
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Maynard Ferguson Looks Forward to New Leading Career
Published 10/3/1956

Dubbed “showboater,” “crowd pleaser” and “exhibitionist” for years, Maynard Ferguson, one of the most talked-about trumpet players of his generation, is today crashing the barrier of those accusations and finding himself on the threshold of a ne …  
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Tony Williams: Two Decades of Drum Innovation
Published 11/1/1983

Tony Williams erupted onto the jazz scene in 1963 as a 17-year-old prodigy with a full-blown, volcanic style of drumming that would blow hard-bop tastiness out the door. Williams’ arrival was hailed with a great deal of fanfare. The week he came with …  
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Freddy Cole: Melody Man
Published 7/1/2001

Freddy Cole is a singer and a pianist. Outside of a couple of showpieces he was compelled to compose by way of acknowledging and freeing himself from the looming presence of his famous brother, Nat Cole (“I’m Not My Brother, I’m Me” and “He Was The K …  
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