June 2017

The June 2017 issue features our interview with Kamasi Washington on the making of his new EP, Harmony of Difference; saxophone legend Jimmy Heath reflecting on his most historic sessions; and Jane Bunnett on the progression of her all-female Cuban ensemble, Maqueque. Other highlights include coverage of the NEA Jazz Masters tribute concert and the long-awaited Coltrane documentary Chasing Trane; interviews with rising sax stars Roxy Coss and Braxton Cook; drummer Nate Smith on his debut as a leader; David Weiss on his postbop-meets-fusion group Point of Departure; Orrin Evans on joining the Bad Plus and Gerald Clayton on his new album and a recently commissioned multimedia work. Plus, jazz writer Natalie Weiner offers a Solo column on jazz’s attitudes toward women, Steve Wilson is featured in the Before & After listening session and tenor giant Don Braden receives an Overdue Ovation. Plus reviews of new releases and more.

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Contents

Features

  • Kamasi Washington: An Opinion of Difference — available 07/24/17
  • Jimmy Heath: A Little Bird Told Me — available 07/21/17
  • Jane Bunnett and Maqueque: 21st Century Women — available 07/07/17

Opening Chorus

  • The Last NEA Jazz Masters Tribute Concert? — available 06/30/17
  • The Ballad of Roxy Coss — available 06/26/17
  • John Coltrane: Love & Heart & Spirit
  • David Weiss’ Departures & Arrivals — available 06/28/17
  • Gerald Clayton on Two New Projects — available 07/20/17
  • Orrin Evans on Joining the Bad Plus — available 07/21/17
  • Braxton Cook Among Friends — available 07/05/17
  • Nate Smith on His KINFOLK: Postcards From Everywhere — available 07/24/17

Columns

Departments

Sound Advice

  • AudioFiles: Recorda-They — available 06/27/17
  • Chops: The Good Fight — available 07/17/17
  • Gearhead: The Latest Instruments & Accessories — available 07/23/17

Reviews

  • Aki Takase/David Murray: Cherry-Sakura — available 07/05/17
  • Alex Cline’s Flower Garden Orchestra: Oceans of Vows — available 07/06/17
  • Anthony Braxton: Quintet (Basel) 1977 — available 07/07/17
  • Bill Frisell/Thomas Morgan: Small Town — available 07/20/17
  • Billy Childs: Rebirth
  • Brandi Disterheft: Blue Canvas — available 07/19/17
  • Carol Morgan Quartet: Post Cool, Vol. 1: The Night Shift — available 06/30/17
  • Chris Byars The Music of Frank Strozier — available 07/01/17
  • Colin Vallon: Danse — available 06/29/17
  • Curtis Brothers Quartet: Syzygy — available 07/18/17
  • Dayna Stephens: Gratitude
  • Ernest Dawkins’ New Horizons Ensemble Feat. Vijay Iyer: Transient Takes
  • Gerry Gibbs & Thrasher People Weather or Not — available 07/22/17
  • Heads of State: Four in One
  • Howard Johnson and Gravity: Testimony — available 07/01/17
  • Idrees Sulieman Quartet Feat. Oscar Dennard: The 4 American Jazz Men in Tangier — available 06/27/17
  • Jaco Pastorius: Truth, Liberty & Soul: Live in NYC — available 07/18/17
  • Jacqui Naylor & Art Khu: Q&A — available 06/26/17
  • Jazzmeia Horn: A Social Call — available 07/13/17
  • Jeff Lorber Fusion: Prototype
  • Joe Fiedler: Like, Strange — available 06/29/17
  • Judy Niemack with Dan Tepper: Listening to You — available 07/17/17
  • Julia Hülsmann Trio: Sooner and Later — available 07/11/17
  • Lisa Hilton: Day & Night — available 07/03/17
  • Manuel Valera Trio: The Seasons — available 07/15/17
  • Marilyn Scott: Standard Blue — available 07/11/17
  • Michaël Attias Quartet: Nerve Dance — available 07/14/17
  • Nate Najar: This Is Nate Najar — available 06/28/17
  • Nicholas Payton: Afro-Caribbean Mixtape
  • Noah Preminger: Meditations on Freedom — available 07/04/17
  • Organissimo: B3tles
  • Philippe Baden Powell: Notes Over Poetry — available 07/13/17
  • Rebecca Martin & Guillermo Klein: The Upstate Project — available 07/12/17
  • The Jazz Passengers: Still Life With Trouble
  • Tomasz Stanko New York Quartet: December Avenue — available 07/10/17
June 2017