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October 2016 (Volume 83, Number 10)


Steve Turre
Still Striving
By Phillip Lutz
In addition to being a trombone virtuoso, Steve Turre is one of the few musicians who can generate improbable tones and intricate melodies from a seashell. DownBeat caught up with Turre to discuss his new album, Colors For The Masters.


Marc Ribot
Reconstructed Soul
By Bill Milkowski
The eclectic guitarist has teamed up with a couple of alumni from Ornette Coleman’s Prime Time for his group The Young Philadelphians. On the album Live In Tokyo, the band interprets disco anthems and soul tunes from the 1970s.

Warren Wolf
For the People
By Ken Micallef
The vibraphonist discusses growing up in Baltimore and crafting his new album, Convergence, featuring pianist Brad Mehldau, guitarist John Scofield and drummer Jeff “Tain” Watts.

George Garzone
The Renegade
By Ted Panken
Saxophonist George Garzone maintains a busy schedule that includes teaching, performing with his long-running trio The Fringe, and performing at festivals such as the Xalapa International Jazz Festival in Mexico.

Student Music Guide: Where To Study Jazz 2017


Kandace Springs
Håkon Kornstad
Rich Brown
Corey Kendrick

Blindfold Test

Organist Dr. Lonnie Smith was tested on the following tracks for the “Blindfold Test”:
  • Jack McDuff: “Whap!” from The Honeydripper (Concord)
  • Larry Young: “Luny Tune” from Larry Young In Paris: The ORTF Recordings (Resonance)
  • The Free Spirits Featuring John McLaughlin: “1 Nite Stand” from Tokyo Live (Verve)
  • Roosevelt “Baby Face” Willette: “Something Strange” from Face To Face (Blue Note)
  • Jimmy Smith: “Blues And The Abstract Truth” from Verve Jazz Masters 29: Jimmy Smith (Verve)
  • Medeski Martin & Wood: “Sugar Craft” from Note Bleu: The Best Of The Blue Note Years, 1998–2005 (Blue Note)
  • Richard “Groove” Holmes: “Misty” from The Very Best Of Prestige Records (Prestige/Concord)

Also In This Issue

Camille Bertault; Newport Jazz Festival; Vinyl subscription services; Molde Jazz Festival; Funchal Jazz Festival; Pete Fountain Remembered; North Sea Jazz Festival; Eldar Djangirov Master Class; Dan Wilensky Pro Session, Ben Monder Solo Transcription; plus instrument reviews, dozens of album reviews, Jazz On Campus and much more!


Wolfgang Schalk



Outline Records

San Francisco Conservatory


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