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Classic Interviews

Since 1934, DownBeat has served as the book of record for the jazz world. Following are some classic interviews from our archives.


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 l … 
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2015 DownBeat Readers Poll   Back to Index
Published 12/31/2015

80th Annual DownBeat Readers Poll Winners

Hall of Fame: Tony Bennett
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Hubert Laws: My Time Has Come
Published 7/1/1993

Hubert Laws lives in a two-story house in Los Angeles, following the time-honored tradition of house … 
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Erroll Garner: The Natural
Published 10/19/1967

Yes, Virginia, there are leprechauns. I know because I’ve been running into one lately in Los … 
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2015 DownBeat Critics Poll Winners
Published 12/31/2015

63rd Annual DownBeat Critics Poll Winners

Hall of Fame: Lee Konitz
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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 … 
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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’ … 
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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 … 
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poll Poll Winners

This archive lists the names of winners of DownBeat’s annual Readers Poll (dating back to 1936), annual Critics Poll (which was added in 1953) and the Hall of Fame.
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ECM

Berkley

NJPAC

Cannonball

Steve Webster—EC Barlow

Jody Jazz

Chesky

Macsax

Macsax

DCJAZZ

Oatmeal

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