DownBeat Editors' Picks - June 2019


 The Zoho label has earned a strong reputation in part because of its commitment to Brazilian music and legendary artists such as acoustic guitarist Carlos Barbosa-Lima, who, after moving to New York in the 1980s, frequently collaborated with... (Read More)

New York Trio

In perpetually good company, alto saxophonist Angelika Niescier is adding to a run of Intakt albums with her latest disc, New York Trio. Across three consecutive recordings, bassist Christopher Tordini has been a constant companion, helpi... (Read More)

Modern Times

On “Ghosts,” the opening cut of the Elliot Galvin Trio’s new recording, Corrie Dick’s drumming tips in about 20 seconds after the track begins. It announces a decidedly pop-conscious consideration of the genre, but one that... (Read More)

Wise Dreams and Fables of the Sky

Diverse aspects of Greek mythology, ancient China and the multiculturalism of contemporary San Francisco all factor into Wise Dreams And Fables Of The Sky by the Ultra World X-Tet. The bulk of the Bay Area quintet’s third release is... (Read More)

Leap of Faith

Eric Alexander steps outside of himself and embarks on far-reaching excursions for this live outing, recorded last August at New York’s Jazz Gallery with bassist Doug Weiss and drummer Jonathan Blake. Alexander takes full advantage of t... (Read More)