DownBeat Editors' Picks - August 2019

Stepping Back, Jumping In

It’s all atmosphere that opens “I Am The Spring, You Are The Earth,” the nine-minute centerpiece of London-based trumpeter Laura Jurd’s new disc, Stepping Back, Jumping In. The Ligeti Quartet executes her compositi... (Read More)

Down & Dirty

Rich has finally had several of his original tunes expertly scored for 18-piece big band by arrangers Michael Abene, Gordon Goodwin, Wally Minko and Chris Walden. Producer Dan Fornero assembled an all-star big band and Rich had twelve magnificent ... (Read More)

Arvoles

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Because Avishai Cohen’s previous outing—a 2017 album titled 1970 (Son... (Read More)

Affordable Art

Singer-songwriter Steve Goodman (1948–’84) has been gone for roughly the same amount of time that he wandered the Earth: It’s been 35 years since he succumbed to leukemia at age 36. In recent years, his legacy might have dimmed a... (Read More)