DownBeat Editors' Picks - April 2018

Code Girl

Mary Halvorson's inner rockist isn't ever too far from the surface. On her new album, Code Girl, the guitarist includes vocalist Amirtha Kidambi in an ensemble that's been gigging sporadically for a little more than a year. The contr... (Read More)

Currents, Constellations

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Opening with a thrum of dissonance, Nels Cline's newest effort stake... (Read More)


Talented pianist David Ake brings an all-star lineup together on his stunningly intense new release Humanities. Ake's musical concept continues to evolve as his evocative original compositions and arrangements are presented by several of the fines... (Read More)