DownBeat Issue Roundup May 2020

Monday, March 23, 2020

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


Contents in the May 2020 Issue Include:

Cover: Drummer Antonio Sánchez and singer Thana Alexa are a married couple whose professional lives are intertwined. Alexa is the vocalist in Migration, an acclaimed band led by Sánchez. Alexa’s new album, ONA, was co-produced by Sánchez. The disc—featuring contributions from violinist Regina Carter and vocalist Claudia Acuña—was inspired by Alexa’s feelings regarding equality and gender issues. DownBeat sits down with these two gifted musicians to explore their lives as bandleaders and frequent collaborators.


  • Aaron Diehl's new album The Vagabond mixes originals with works by Prokofiev and Philip Glass
  • Trumpeter and JLCO member Marcus Printup presents his new release Gentle Rain
  • Robert Cray expands his sound with his powerful new release That's What I Heard