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July/August 2019

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Highlights include:

It’s a long way from the sidewalks of Pittsburgh to a guitar-filled estate outside Phoenix, but George Benson has gotten there in style. Hanging at home with his pal Marcus Miller, he recounts the journey—and talks about his latest album, Walking to New Orleans—in a JT-exclusive player-to-player conversation.

Ever heard of “Burrell’s brew”? Any idea what it is? In an excerpt from his new book Jazz from Detroit, Mark Stryker answers that question and many more, as he takes a look back at the career of a Motor City guitar genius.

These are the voyages of the plectrist Julian. His continuing mission: to explore new possibilities of the trio format, to seek out new interpretations of 20th-century popular songs (as on his most recent release, Love Hurts), and to investigate space—the final frontier. James Rotondi joins him on the trek.

UNESCO and the Herbie Hancock Institute celebrated the eighth installment of International Jazz Day in Australia. Evan Haga was there, and he reports on the all-star global concert in Melbourne, related educational activities, and a thriving jazz scene down under.

John Patitucci goes solo
Farewells to Doris Day, Dave Samuels, and Chris Albertson
The Scene: Keystone Korner opens in Baltimore
Contemplating the groove with Mike Baggetta
Chronology: Ethan Iverson on John Scofield
JT Notes: Kenny Burrell gets a helping hand


A Before & After listening session with Simba Baumgartner
An Overdue Ovation for Michael Gregory Jackson
Audio Files: Brent Butterworth on flea-watt amps
Chops: Ron Jackson takes on the seven-string challenge  
Gearhead: Dave Stryker‘sspecial guitar modification
Artist’s Choice: Leni Stern picks her favorite examples of West African music

Album reviews: Melissa Aldana, Mark Dresser Seven, Camila Meza, and many more