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March 2020

Our March issue is on sale now! 

The best musicians, bands, albums, books, and more! See the results of the Readers’ Poll here and Expanded Critics’ Poll here.

By joining forces with keyboardist Aaron Parks, guitarist Matthew Stevens, and an array of other young notables, Carrington has created a group whose mixing of genres is as uncompromising as its political message. In conversation with Geoffrey Himes, she and her bandmates explain why their debut album Waiting Game is, even stylistically, an act of protest. Read the story here

The trumpeter and singer from Chilliwack, British Columbia, has become a major force on the New York trad-jazz scene over the past 10 years. But now she’s looking to make music that isn’t quite so trad. Allen Morrison gets the lowdown on Skonberg’s past, present, and future.

Our annual special section commemorating the jazz legends whom we lost in the past year. In this edition, Luciana Souza pays homage to João Gilberto, Eric Alexander praises Harold Mabern, Judy Carmichael eulogizes Doris Day, Bill Frisell shares his memories of Ginger Baker, and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar honors Larry Willis, among many others.

Opening Chorus: John Edward Hasse remembers Rep. John Conyers, the jazz man of Capitol Hill; John Murph meets Slovenian saxophonist Jure Pukl; Lee Mergner recalls JT’s first In Memoriam issue
Farewells to George Masso, Eddie Duran, and Herbert Joos
Chronology: Ethan Iverson on Bertha Hope
In Memoriam: Nicholas Payton raises a glass to Dr. John

A Before & After listening session with Roger Kellaway
An Overdue Ovation for Hank Roberts
Audio Files: Brent Butterworth on updating your old stereo
Chops: Turning jazz into EDM with Alan Goldsher

Album Reviews: Carla Bley, Joey Alexander, Charles Lloyd, and more

Cover image of Terri Lyne Carrington & Social Science by Delphine Diallo