JAZZIZ Music from the Magazine Playlist: Fall 2019

Our Fall 2019 issue, which is available in print and digital versions now, is a celebratory affair. To kick things off, it includes a look back at the rich and meaningful 50-year history of the New Orleans Jazz Festival, complete with an array of vibrant photos and an insightful essay by JAZZIZ Editor-at-Large Larry Blumenfeld. Up next, we honor the centennial anniversary of Art Blakey’s birth by asking his closest friends and colleagues — including Sonny Rollins, Wayne Shorter, Bobby Watson, Ralph Peterson and others — to remember his legacy in their own words. And that’s not to mention our cover story, a profile of the rapidly up-and-coming jazz vocalist Jazzmeia Horn, an artist whose prodigious talent is certainly with celebrating.

Plus, we’ve got a thrilling feature on the pianist Fabian Almazan, who journeyed to his native Cuba for the first time in more than a decade to record his latest album. Our writers also tackle two new tribute albums by a pair of today’s leading Caribbean-jazz experts: pianist Monty Alexander, whose new album explores the music of Thelonious Monk through a reggae lens, and Miguel Zenón, whose most recent project commemorates the work of Puerto Rican sonero Ismael Rivera. That, and reviews of new albums by David Sánchez, JD Allen,  Naomi Moon Siegel and more!

Feature photo of Jazzmeia Horn by Jacob Blickenstaff.

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Andrew Hill
Passing Ships

Nadine (Is It You)
George Benson
Walking To New Orleans

Lady Bird
Mary Stallings
Songs Were Made to Sing

Monty Alexander
Wareika Hill Rastamonk Vibrations

El Nazareno
Miguel Zenón
Sonero: The Music of Ismael Rivera

Abdullah Ibrahim
The Balance

The Sound of Silence
The Tierney Sutton Band

Black Ball Swing (Kansas City)
Marcus Shelby Orchestra

Reflections of My Heart Feat. Jamison Ross
Jazzmeia Horn, Jamison Ross
Love And Liberation

Dat Dere Remastered 2005
Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers
The Big Beat (The Rudy Van Gelder Edition)

Music on My Mind
Fabian Almazan Trio
This Land Abounds with Life

Children of the Night
Ralph Peterson and The Messenger Legacy
Legacy Alive, Vol. 6 at the Side Door

Mano a Mano
Michel Camilo

Love’s Prayer (feat. Ravi Coltrane)
Brandee Younger, Ravi Coltrane
Soul Awakening

Alan Broadbent Trio
New York Notes

Three Views of a Secret
George Cables
I’m All Smiles

All Of You
Laurence Hobgood

Phoenix Rising
David Kikoski, Eric Alexander
Phoenix Rising

And so It Goes
Jay Anderson, Billy Drewes, Kirk Knuffke, Matt Wilson, Frank Kimbrough, Rogério Boccato

Face Me
Avishai Cohen

Bright New Day
Charnett Moffett
Bright New Day

William Parker, In Order To Survive, Rob Brown, Cooper-Moore, Hamid Drake – Live/Shapeshifter

Positive Way
Jamie Saft Quartet
Hidden Corners

Moon City
Charlie Ballantine
Cold Coffee

When Will The Blues Leave
Paul Bley, Gary Peacock, Paul Motian
When Will The Blues Leave (Live at Aula Magna STS, Lugano-Trevano / 1999)

David Sánchez

The Water Protectors
Curtis Nowosad, Michael Mayo
Curtis Nowosad

The Goldilocks Zone
JD Allen

Jeannine’s Joy (Live)
Naomi Moon Siegel, Thione Diop
Live at Earshot (feat. Sean Woolstenhulme, Wayne Horvitz, Eric Eagle, & Geoff Harper)

Dave Douglas, Uri Caine, Andrew Cyrille

Hiding Jekyll
Tori Freestone Trio
El Mar de Nubes

Star Prairie
Matt Slocum

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