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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.


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 l … 
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Tommy Dorsey: Jazzman
Published 1/9/1957

Tommy Dorsey was one of jazz’s great liaisons with the outside world. Dozens, perhaps hundreds, … 
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Art Blakey: Message Received
Published 5/11/1961

Art Blakey sat on the edge of the bed in a Detroit hotel room. Dressed only in a T-shirt and shorts, … 
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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 … 
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Randy Brecker: Unlimited Capabilities
Published 1/31/1974

Trumpeter Randy Brecker has transcended the steps on the “musical bus” many times. Consider the … 
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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 th … 
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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, volcan … 
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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 … 
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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

UNT Press

NJPAC

WBGO

Threestyle

Cannonball

Antigua

Jody Jazz

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