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Gregory Porter in his kitchen

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Gregory Porter Is Cooking … Really!

Gregory Porter, the two-time Grammy winner and frequent DownBeat Vocalist of the Year, is taking cooking to a whole new level in a new show called The PorterHouse with Gregory…




What to Stream, May 3–10

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Larry Coryell & Philip Catherine

Jazz At Berlin Philharmonic XI: The Last Call
(ACT)


Logan Richardson
Afrofuturism
(Whirlwind)


R+R=NOW
R+R=NOW Live
(Blue Note)


Omar Sosa
An East African Journey
(OTA)


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Jack Brandfield

I’ll Never Be The Same
(Gut String Records)

Daniel Thatcher
Waterwheel
(Shifting Paradigm Records)

Moka Efti Orchestra
Erstausgabe
(Six Degrees Records)

Lorne Lofsky
This Song Is New
(Modica Music)

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Tony Williams

(Photo: DownBeat Archives)

Tony Williams’ Two Decades Of Drum Innovation

Tony Williams erupted onto the jazz scene in 1963 as a 17-year-old prodigy with a full-blown, volcanic style of drumming that would blow hard-bop tastiness out the door. Williams’ arrival was hailed with a great deal of fanfare. The week he came with Miles Davis to San Francisco’s Jazz Workshop, the club temporarily relinquished its liquor license so the underage genius could play. (I remember, because it was the first time I was allowed in as well.)

Williams played the drums that week at a level of energy and activity—not to mention…






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