DownBeat Editors' Picks - September 2019

3 Nights in L.A.

Four musicians who go back a long way. Three nights in a cold, rainy January. Two burning sets each night. One jazz club next to LAX. Sam First, L. A. 's newest music haunt. Great vibe for players and listeners alike. It's the best-sounding room i... (Read More)

On Firm Ground / Tierra Firme

Multiple Juno award winner and two time Grammy nominee, Jane Bunnett and her all female Cuban Jazz band Maqueque are back with 'On Firm Ground/Tierra Firme'. This is their third studio album and music just keeps getting better. Since the new year ... (Read More)

Art in Motion

Art in Motion is the third album from Finnish pianist Aki Rissanen and his long-standing trio with bassist Antti Lotjonen and drummer Teppo Makynen. And it's sublime! An album that binds European Classical influences with an electronic da... (Read More)

Partners in Time

Unfortunately it's not very often that we get to hear Mike LeDonne, world-renowned Hammond B-3 organist and leader of the acclaimed Groover Quartet, fronting a piano trio session-especially one that unfolds in as swinging, soulful and intuitive fa... (Read More)


The fifth album from Bandleader Roxy Coss, Quintet is a collection of the Roxy Coss Quintet's favorite repertoire - all Coss' original compositions taken from her prior albums, as well as the addition of Coss' new arrangement on the Standard, All ... (Read More)