DownBeat Issue Roundup February 2020

Thursday, December 19, 2019

ArkivJazz is the place to further explore the January 2020 issue of DownBeat Magazine, now mailing to subscribers. Click here to view and purchase albums featured in this issue.


Contents in the February 2020 Issue Include:

Cover: Trumpeter Nicholas Payton’s new double album, Relaxin’ With Nick, is a trio date recorded live at Smoke in New York. His collaborators are bassist Peter Washington and drummer Kenny Washington, who have a long history of working together. In addition to trumpet, Payton plays piano and Fender Rhodes, and he contributes vocals. Trumpeter Marquis Hill will interview Payton for this special DownBeat cover story.


  • Pianist Kris Davis as an ambitious new album titled Diatom Ribbons
  • DownBeat Hall of Fame member Jimi Hendrix's upcoming box set Songs For Groovy Children: The Fillmore East Concerts
  • Special section: World's Best Jazz Venues