DownBeat Editors' Picks - March 2019


One of the most acclaimed trombonists of his generation, Steve Davis has been a member of some of jazz's premiere ensembles: Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers, Chick Corea's Origins, the Jackie McLean Sextet, Benny Golson's New Jazztet, the Christian M... (Read More)


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In 1978, Danish percussion master Marilyn Mazur founded the bold, i... (Read More)

Motian Music

Drummer/composer Paul Motian was brilliant at creating subtle, singable melodies and rhythmically ambiguous, floating forms. Former Motian collaborator and pianist Russ Lossing chose to honor Motian and his work by recording Motian Music,... (Read More)


Saxophonist/flutist Anna Webber has been an active performer and bandleader on the New York scene for the last decade, playing with the likes of John Hollenbeck, Dave Douglas, Matt Mitchell, and Jen Shyu. Her own projects, which are clear expressi... (Read More)


Smolder is an album of fire - about to ignite, fully ablaze, or newly extinguished. Two truly original songs, conceptual arrangements and a stellar band all combine to create a dramatically satisfying, musically adventurous journey of fla... (Read More)

This Land

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On This Land, the Grammy Award-winning maverick channels hi... (Read More)

Solo [Box Set]

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When it comes to the world of Krautrock, Michael Rother stands as a... (Read More)