DownBeat Editors Picks September 2020

The Latin Side of Horace Silver

Trombonist Conrad Herwig has been building his acclaimed Latin Side series of recordings for 25 years, starting with The Latin Side Of John Coltrane in 1996. Now comes the eighth installment in the series, The Latin Side Of Horace Sil... (Read More)

The Question

Summer walks in Brooklyn's Prospect Park led Glenn Zaleski and his wife to the sanctuary of The Vale of Cashmere, a small, secluded pond densely populated with flowering trees. This became a favorite spot for Zaleski to meditate. It also became th... (Read More)

Branches Vol. 1

After 2014's "Roots", "Branches" reconvenes Tomoko Omura's quintet for an album of music inspired by Japanese folktales and popular melodies. To be released over two volumes, volume one features an arrangement of the haiku based "Moonlight in Verm... (Read More)

Delhi to Damascus

An earnest quest to start a dialogue, spark compassion and stimulate the imagination to see beyond geographical borders, Delhi to Damascus is a musical invitation to a spiritual odyssey, celebrating ideals of inclusion, empathy, global community a... (Read More)