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November 2015 (Volume 82, Number 11)


John Scofield
Past Is Present
By Phillip Lutz
The superstar guitarist enlisted the help of Joe Lovano, his old friend and tenor saxophonist of choice, in recording Past Present—Scofield’s most personal album yet.


Aaron Diehl
The Well-Tempered Pianist
By Allen Morrison
Diehl’s cultivation of a calm temperament is one of the keys to his singular artistic voice. The pianist has become a model of poise and self-mastery.

Dee Dee Bridgewater
New Orleans State of Mind
By Josef Woodard
In 2015, the globe-trotting vocalist found herself in the clutches of a sort of “homecoming” to a place where she has never lived.

Erik Friedlander
Saluting the ‘Mozart of Jazz’
By Bill Milkowski
For his latest album, the downtown New York City cellist pays tribute to one of his role models, the late Oscar Pettiford.

Fall/Winter Jazz Festival Guide


Nick Finzer
Sullivan Fortner
Tomeka Reid
Jim Campilongo

Blindfold Test

Vibraphonist Joe Locke was tested on the following tracks for the “Blindfold Test”:
  • Bobby Hutcherson: “I Am In Love” from Mirage (Landmark)
  • Chris Dingman: “Same Coin” from Waking Dreams (Between Worlds)
  • Stefon Harris: “Thanks For The Beautiful Land On The Delta” from African Tarantella: Dances With Duke (Blue Note)
  • Dave Samuels: “Resemblance” from Tjader-ized (Verve)
  • Warren Wolf: “Annoyance” from Wolfgang (Mack Avenue)
  • Dave Holland Quintet: “Amator Silenti” from Critical Mass (Dare2)
  • Jason Adasiewicz’s Sun Rooms: “Bees” from Spacer (Delmark)
  • Dave Pike: “Forward” from It’s Time For Dave Pike (Riverside)

Also In This Issue

Kendrick Scott; Caught: San Jose Jazz Summer Fest, Newport Jazz Festival, Jazz em Agosto, Ystad Sweden Jazz Festival; European Scene; Karrin Allyson; Reed School: Miles Osland Master Class, Bill Kirchner Pro Session, Chris Potter Solo Transcription; William Paterson University; plus Dozens of CD Reviews, Product Reviews and Much More!


University Guelph

Galen Weston




Jody Jazz

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