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In conversation with Mac Randall, the world’s most recorded jazz bassist tells the tales behind 12 of his finest dates—from epochal LPs with Miles Davis to soul-deep collaborations with Houston Person and Jim Hall to an inspired recent big-band project.
Thirty-six-year-old Thomas Morgan didn’t become one of the most in-demand bassists of his generation by schmoozing. Rather, the almost painfully reticent musician offered the likes of Paul Motian and Bill Frisell a profound new level of harmonic and melodic dialogue. By Matthew Kassel
In the second half of the ’80s, Philadelphia’s High School for the Creative and Performing Arts, or CAPA, nurtured some of the finest jazz artists of the past 30 years, including Christian McBride, Kurt Rosenwinkel and Joey DeFrancesco. In this oral history, Shaun Brady asks CAPA’s all-star alumni to recount those high points and high jinks.
Columns & Departments
Editor Evan Haga on the night Kamasi met Herbie
Bill Charlap, Mingus’ Tijuana Moods revived, the Boston avant-garde, Alicia Hall Moran, Jimmie Vaughan, news and farewells
Before & After
Anne Mette Iversen on why melody matters
Highlights from the NAMM Show
The gear to hear in 2018
John Patitucci and Jeff Berlin on making the electric bass work in acoustic jazz settings
Must-hear archival releases from Miles Davis/John Coltrane, Keith Jarrett/Gary Peacock/Jack DeJohnette and Anthony Braxton, plus new music from Kris Davis/Craig Taborn, Joe Lovano/Dave Douglas, Dafnis Prieto, Jakob Bro and many more
Plus: JT‘s Annual Guide to Summer Jazz Programs