DownBeat March 2021

MARCH 2021


20  Ethan Iverson Doing Bud Justice BY ED ENRIGHT DownBeat catches up with

pianist, educator and frequent blogger Ethan Iverson to discuss his big band commission for the 2018 Umbria Winter Jazz festival, documented on the new album Bud Powell In The 21st Century . The suite-like program draws upon Powell classics like “Bouncing With Bud,” “Celia” and “Tempus Fugit,” as well as Iverson’s own original material inspired by the DownBeat Hall of Famer’s frequently overlooked contributions to the classic bebop canon.


Ethan Iverson performs at the 2018 Umbria Jazz Winter festival in Italy. Cover photo of Ethan Iverson shot by Jimmy Katz in New York City.


26 Gretchen Parlato Renaissance in Bloom BY SUZANNE LORGE 30 Gary Bartz Bridging Generations BY DAVE CANTOR 35 Indie Life SARAH ELIZABETH CHARLES ALONZODEMETRIUS ARBORS RECORDS

44 Keith Jarrett

45 Angel Bat Dawid

49 Patricia Brennan

50 Kevin Sun


8 First Take 10 Chords & Discords 12 The Beat 13 Yoko Miwa

BRASS SCHOOL 54 Master Class  By Sean Jones 56 Transcription

14 Joe Chambers 16 Billie Holiday

41 Reviews 61 Jazz On Campus 62 Blindfold Test Jason Palmer

 Enrico Rava Trumpet Solo

58 Toolshed

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