Archives: Episode 32, All About Downbeat Magazine (May, 2018)

Continuing with programs from the Archives until I once again begin recording episodes.

Here I talk about the 85 year old Jazz magazine that is still going strong, Downbeat.  You’ll hear a bit about its history, the first ‘review’ published, and their famous “Blindfold Test”.   I also share an anecdote about how I personally gave famous jazz critic (and host of the blindfold test), Leonard Feather, a blindfold test.  Also the tune that stumped him.

I play music by Tia Fuller, Duke Ellington, Karen Souza, Ontario’s Nick Fraser, Kurt Elling, The Farr Brothers, Charles Lloyd with Lucinda Williams, Oscar Peterson, and Roberta Piket.   All of these are records heralded by Downbeat Magazine.

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