DownBeat Editors' Picks - November 2018

Time Like This

Despite its lineup and track names—“This May Get Ugly” and “A Fine Mess”—Time Like This is a quiet, knotty set of tunes that wends its way through the complexities of its namesake bandleader’s cap... (Read More)

In the Corners of Clouds

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 With an advanced degree in existential psychotherapy, UK-... (Read More)

City Animals

Having worked with both Brian Krock’s Big Heart Machine and Miho Hazama’s m_unit, vibraphonist Yuhan Su collects a quintet for City Animals. Exploring ideas that spring from Su’s experiences on the road and as a ballet a... (Read More)

Heaven Steps to Seven

Over the course of 13 years, fans have come to expect exquisite musicianship from the New York Standards Quartet. Much of the charm on its impressive seventh album, Heaven Steps To Seven, lies in the quartet’s ability to deliver pow... (Read More)


Carol Liebowitz is a specialist in one-on-one improvisation. Of the pianist’s seven albums to date, five have been duo projects, mostly with saxophonists. Malita-Malika, recorded with German tenor saxophonist Birgitta Flick, breaks ... (Read More)

Live in Bremen 1983

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Trumpeter/flugelhornist Woody Shaw’s second quintet was o... (Read More)