Tuesday, October 2, 2007

DownBeat October 2007 issue

DownBeat - October 2007
Student Music Guide 2008

Dee Dee Bridgewater -- The vocalist has explored the musical roots of the Motherland for her latest project, Red Earth. Bridgewater dove deep into this project, traveling to Mali to record with the likes of Oumou Sangaré and Toumani Diabaté. Dan Ouellette went with Bridgewater to Africa for this behind-the-scenes account of the sessions.

Anthony Braxton -- Leave it to Braxton to release a nine-CD set of music from a four-night stand at Iridium in 2006. So, when the composer/reeds player came back to the New York club this past spring, Ted Panken hooked up with him for an in-depth exploration into his current musical pursuits, which continue to be some of the most adventurous and thought-provoking in jazz.

James Blood Ulmer -- The guitarist lives a bipolar musical life these days. He’s doing blues projects with Vernon Reid, including the recent album recorded in New Orleans, Bad Blood In The City: The Piety Street Sessions, and he still records and tours with his Odyssey harmolodic jazz group. DownBeat’s blues aficionado Frank-John Hadley caught up with Ulmer in New York.

Avishai Cohen -- A star in Sweden? Yep, the Israeli bassist receives rock star treatment in the Scandinavian country. But beyond this success, his post-Chick Corea career has been taking off of late, with a string of phenomenal recent recordings, increased touring in the States and a rising profile around the globe.

SPECIAL SECTION: Where to Study Jazz 2008 -- Listings of jazz programs at more than 150 schools around the world. In addition, we are featuring stories on what constitutes a well-rounded jazz education, the University of North Texas’ 60 years of teaching jazz, New Orleans jazz education legends, Latin jazz education opportunities, university jazz archives and balancing a rigorous academic schedule with jazz education.

BLINDFOLD TEST -- Eddie Henderson (trumpet)

Pink Martini (group)
Kendrick Scott (drums)
Joel Frahm (saxophone)
Rick Parker (trombone)

• Riffs—Jazz News From Around The Globe
• European Scene; Living Jazz
• Caught: Vancouver Jazz Festival; San Sebastian Jazz Festival; Copenhagen Jazz Fest
• Backstage With: George Coleman
• Yoshi’s compilation/Berkeley event open questions about race in Bay Area bookings
• Jazz Icon DVDs
• Chicago’s Dusty Groove starts new label
• Concord to close Fantasy Studios
• JazzWeek Changes Radio Reporting

• Master Class: Larry Coryell
• Jazz on Campus: Legends Of Jazz curriculum; Jazz Aspen Snowmass
• Transcription: John Medeski’s keyboard solo on “Legalize It”

Hot Box
Charlie Hunter, Mistico (Fantasy)
Terence Blanchard, A Tale Of God’s Will (A Requiem For Katrina) (Blue Note)
Nguyên Lê Duos, Homescape (ACT)
The Claudia Quintet, For (Cuneiform)

Maria Schneider Orchestra (ArtistShare)
Chris Potter Underground (Sunnyside)
Chris Potter Tentet (Sunnyside)
Christian Scott (Concord)
Jacky Terrasson (Blue Note)
John Surman (ECM)
Tim Garland (Audio-B)
The Wild Magnolias (Sunnyside)
Theo Bleckmann/Ben Monder (Songlines)
Mocean Worker (Mowo!)
Roswell Rudd & Yomo Toro (Sunnyside)
Bobby Sanabria (Jazzheads)
Joe Henry (Anti-)
Senti Toy (Circular Moves)
Andy Milne & Grégoire Maret (ObliqSound)
Andy Milne (Songlines)
Jessica Molaskey (PS Classics)
Jackie Ryan (OpenArt)
Corey Harris (Telarc)
Jeff Hamilton Trio (Azica)
Joe Locascio Trio (Heart)
Tom Harrell (HighNote)
Floratone (Blue Note)
The Blueprint Project (Creative Nation)
Nostalgia 77 (Ubiquity)
Manuel Valera (Anzic)
Dave Brubeck (Telarc)
Jeff Babko (Abstract Logix)
Nordic Connect (ArtistShare)
The Rodriguez Brothers (Savant)
The Harlem Experiment (Ropeadope)

Jacques Schwarz-Bart (EmArcy)
Gary Smulyan (Reservoir)
Lee Konitz meets Claudio Fasoli (Philology)
Jerry Bergonzi (Savant)
Greg Abate Quintet (Koko)
Bobby Selvaggio (Playscape)

Blues: Atlantic Blues (1949-1970) (Rhino Handmade)

Beyond: Sonic Youth, Daydream Nation (Universal)

Historical: Chu Barry, Classic Chu Berry Columbia and Victor Sessions (Mosaic)

Book: Ben Ratliff, Coltrane (Farrar, Straus, Giroux)

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