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Guitarist Jeff Parker latest album, Suite For Max Brown (International Anthem), was inspired by his mother, Maxine Brown.

(Photo: Jim Newberry)

Jeff Parker’s Shifting Mentality

Jeff Parker is drinking black coffee on the back patio of a café within walking distance of his house in Altadena, California. The wooded enclave northeast of downtown Los…





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Keith Jarrett

Munich 2016
(ECM)


Lilli Lewis Project
We Belong
(Louisiana Red Hot)


Dave Douglas
ENGAGE
(Greenleaf Music)


Kengchakaj Kengkarnka
Lak Lan
(Next Level)


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Various Artists

If You’re Going To The City: A Tribute To Mose Allison
(Fat Possum)

Eric Alexander
Eric Alexander With Strings
(HighNote)

Dave Specter
Blues From The Inside Out
(Delmark)

Andrés Vial
Gang Of Three
(Chromatic Audio)

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Lionel Hampton (1908–2002)

(Photo: DownBeat Archives)

Lionel Hampton In Action

Known as the master of the vibes, king of the drums and creator of the two-fingered piano, Lionel Hampton has endeared himself to millions of people throughout the world. But it’s not only his music that has brought about his popularity; it’s his generosity. As far back as 1936, Hampton’s artistry was recognized when DownBeat rated him the most exciting artist of that year. Since that time, Hampton has had more glory heaped upon his humble person until, as Red Skelton recently said, “Hamp’s the greatest exponent of jazz alive today.”






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