Friday, July 1, 2011

"DownBeat" - July 2011

Cover Story:
Marc Ribot & Nels Cline -- DownBeat brings together two of the most courageous, boundary-crossing guitarists in jazz, rock and experimental music today for a spirited conversation about the ever-evolving role of the world's most popular instrument.

Yellowjackets -- One of jazz's most acclaimed acoustic-electric bands turns 30 this year, welcoming former group member Will Kennedy back into the fold on drums and releasing a new CD on the highly respected Mack Avenue imprint.

Gerry Hemingway -- Drummer/composer/educator Hemingway discusses how he came to join the faculty at Musikhochschule of Lucerne, Switzerland, and the complexities of connecting his charges to the diverse flavors of the jazz timeline.

Wess Anderson -- The first-string alto saxophonist with Wynton Marsalis' Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, "Warmdaddy" Anderson has a unique sound that combines traditional New Orleans flavors with a sweeping blues style that's heavily influenced by hard-bop legend Cannonball Adderley.

Special Section: Guitar School -- Expanded Woodshed and Toolshed coverage with a focus on stringed instruments.

Eli Digibri (saxophone)
Brad Shepik (guitar)
Yaron Herman (piano)
Greg Ward (saxophone)


· Miles Davis Festival takes over springtime Chicago
· General Electric draws on Benny Goodman for advertising campaign
· Vinyl Freak
· Caught: Wynton Marsalis and Eric Clapton team up at Jazz @ Lincoln Center; John Zorn Masada Marathon in New York; Jeff Beck at Chicago's Cadillac Palace

· Twentieth Anniversary of vocal jazz at Niles North High School in Skokie, Ill.

WOODSHED - Guitar School
· Pro Session: How to Transcribe Jazz Solos, by guitarist Jimi Durso
· Master Class: guitarist Dave Stryker
· Transcription: John Abercrombie guitar solo on 'Timeless'

· Corea, Clarke & White, Forever (Concord)
· Joshua Redman/Aaron Parks/Matt Penman/Eric Harland, James Farm (Nonesuch)
· Al Di Meola, Pursuit of Radical Rhapsody (Concord)
· Bill Frisell, Sign Of Life (Savoy)

CD Reviews
· Darius Jones/Matthew Shipp, Cosmic Leader (Aum Fidelity)
· Muhal Richard Abrams, SoundDance (Pi)
· Tim Brady, 24 Frames-Scatter + Trance (Actuelle)
· Matana Roberts, Live In London (Central Control)
· Noah Haidu, Slip Stream (Positone)
· Cuong Vu Fourtet, Leaps Of Faith (Origin)
· Sammy Nestico and the SWR Big Band, Fun Time And More Live (Hanssler)
· MSG (Rudresh Mahanthappa, Chander Sardjoe, Ronan Guilfoyle), Tasty! (Plus Loin)
· Harriet Tubman, Ascension (Sunnyside)
· Hiromi, Voice (Telarc)
· Byron Morris and Unity, Unity, A Restrospective (By-Mor Music)
· Noah Preminger, Before The Rain (Palmetto)
· Ken Peplowski, In Search Of (Palmetto)
· Farmers By Nature, Out of This World Distortions (Aum Fidelity)
· Brian Lynch, Unsung Heroes (Hollistic)
· Anthony Branker & Ascent, Dance Music (Origin)
· Oliver Lake/Christian Weber/Dieter Ulrich, For A Little Dancin' (Intakt)
· Tedeschi Trucks Band, Revelator (Sony)
· Michel Reis, Point Of No Return (Armored)
· Trio Dolce Vita, Amarcord (Jazzwerkstatt)
· Orchestre National De Jazz, Shut Up And Dance (Bee Jazz)
· Other Dimensions In Music Featuring Fay Victor, Kaiso Stories (Silkheart)
· Young Sun Nah, Same Girl (ACT)
· Abdullah Ibrahim & Ekaya, Sotho Blue (Sunnyside)

Jazz Column
· Ben Allison, Action-Refraction (Palmetto)
· Joelle Leandre Tentet, Live at the Ulrichsberger Kaleidophon (Leo)
· Michel Rosciglione Trio, Moon And Sand (Tosky)
· Sean Smith Quartet, Trust (Smithereen)
· Charles Thomas, The Colors Of A Dream (Sea Tea)
· Greg Byers, Some Dark, Beautiful Morning (Forward Motion)

Blues Column
· Johnny Rawls, Memphis Still Got Soul (Catfood)
· Tab Benoit, Medicine (Telarc)
· Magic Sam, West Side Soul (Delmark)
· Trampled Under Foot, Wrong Side Of The Blues (Vizztone)
· John-Alex Mason, Jook Joint Thunderclap (Naked Jay Bird)
· Mix & Dorp, Blues & Beat (Black and Tan)
· Paul Speidel Band, Retrorocket (PSP)
· Marion James, Essence (EllerSoul)
· Yank Rachell, Blues Mandolin Man (Blind Pig)
· Los Fabulocos, Dos (Delta Groove)
· Cousin Harley, It's a Sin (Little Pig)

Beyond Column
· Various Artists, Salsa Boriqua De Chicago (Numero Group)
· Sammy Ayala, S/T (Candela)
· Various Artists, Cartagena, Curro Fuentes & The Big Band Cumbia and Descarga Sounds of Colombia (Soundway)

Historical Column
· Bill Dixon, Soul Note and Dynagroove reissues.

Book Review Column
· Arrigo Cappalletti, Paul Bley, The Logic of Chance (Vehicule Press)

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