The Gospel According to Pops
By Frank Alkyer
Brass man Gordon isnít shy about expressing his respect for Louis Armstrongís legacy as he delivers an entertaining and insightful dissertation on the enduring importance of Pops.
Like No One Else
By Ed Enright
When Charlie Haden passed away on July 11 at age 76, the music world lost more than just an extraordinary bassist, composer and bandleader. His death marked the departure of a socially conscious artist and humanitarian whose music reflected the evolution of jazz itself from the late 1950s onward.
Other Ways of Operating
By Dan Ouellette
The pianist-keyboardistís most recent projects include spearheading the Blue Note Records at 75 concert series, working as the Kennedy Centerís artistic director for jazz and giving musical life to Selma, an upcoming film about 1965 voting rights marches led by a coalition of black leaders.
His Own Pace
By Phillip Lutz
Patience and process have served tenor saxophonist Mark Turner well. His long-awaited quartet album Lathe Of Heaven (ECM) is his first CD as a leader in 13 years.
By Ken Micallef
The essence of the electronic music style drum íní bass continues to influence musical shape-shifters across the globe, including jazz drummer-programmer-composer Mark Guiliana.
DownBeat Student Music Guide
Where To Study Jazz 2015
Contains detailed listings of more than 200 schools and essential information on the world of jazz education.
Trumpeter Sean Jones was tested on the following tracks for the “Blindfold Test”:
- Randy Weston: “Ifrane” from Blue Moses (CTI)
- Steve Khan: “Bird Food” from Subtext (Tone Center)
- Don Cherry: “The Blessing” from Art Deco (A&M)
- Nat Adderley: “Painted Desert” from Live At Memory Lane (Atlantic)
- Matt Wilsonís Arts and Crafts: “Little Boy With The Sad Eyes” from An Attitude For Gratitude (Palmetto)
- Leron Thomas: “Foolís Paradise” from Whatever (self-release)
- Ron Carter: “Opus 1.5—Theme For C.B.” from Ron Carterís Great Big Band (Sunnyside)
Also In This Issue
Prestige Records Still Vibrant at 65; Caught: Montreal Jazz Festival, Newport Jazz Festival; Al Jarreauís Tribute to George Duke; Billy Childs Plays Laura Nyro; Gary Smulyan Master Class; Mark Colby Pro Session; Matt Shevitz Pro Session; Terell Stafford Trumpet Solo Transcription; University of Nevada, Las Vegas; plus Dozens of CD Reviews, Product Reviews and Much More!