DownBeat Editors Picks January 2021

New York Strong: Latin Jazz

Trombonist Noah Bless—who has played with the likes of Eddie Palmieri, Paquito D’Rivera and the Spanish Harlem Orchestra—had plenty of experience to draw upon when developing his aptly titled leader debut: New York Strong–L... (Read More)

Bright Shining Stars

Americana and blues practitioner Danielle Miraglia wisely avoids fuss and clutter on her latest album, Bright Shining Stars. Fingerpicking and strumming on acoustic guitar are central to her sound, with percussion frequently provided by the infect... (Read More)

The Shape of Things

The Shape Of Things is a fountain of pure jazz energy that surges with pulsar-like power. But first, a bit about the session’s leader, Oregon-based tenor saxophonist Rich Halley. Known for his fiery improvisations and muscular chops... (Read More)