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Roy Hargrove: Once in a Lifetime ║ By Bill Milkowski
Three years after he passed away at the age of 49, Roy Hargrove enters the DownBeat Hall of Fame via our 86th Annual Readers Poll.
Chick Corea: Farewell to My Mentor ║ By Tim Garland
Saxophonist, composer and arranger Tim Garland bids a fond farewell to his musical mentor, the late Chick Corea, who was named Artist, Group, Pianist and Keyboardist of the Year one last time in the DownBeat Readers Poll.
Kurt Elling Goes Jazz Adjacent ║ By Phil Lutz
The Readers’ choice as Male Vocalist of the Year discusses his new album, SuperBlue (Edition Records).
Kenny Garrett Honors The Ancestors ║ By Ayana Contreras
Kenny Garrett, the Readers’ choice for Alto Saxophonist of the Year, discusses his latest album, Sounds From The Ancestors (Mack Avenue)
Holiday Gift Guide ║ By Daniel Margolis, Frank Alkyer & Frank-John Hadley
New albums and great books for the music lover on your gift list … or a little something for yourself!
Blindfold Test: Don Byron ║ By Ted Panken
Don Byron is one of the most recognizable voices on clarinet in not just jazz, but music in general. This was his second time taking the DownBeat Blindfold Test.
The Hot Box
• Nicholas Payton, Smoke Sessions (Smoke Sessions) • Makaya McCraven, Deciphering The Message (Blue Note) • Remy Le Boeuf’s Assembly of Shadows, Architecture Of Storms (Sound Spore Records) • Nubya Garcia, Source + We Move (Concord Jazz)
Pro Session ║ By Eric DiVito
Holiday Reharm: “Jingle Bells” arranged for solo jazz guitar
The Beat
• In Memoriam: Dr. Lonnie Smith • Bruce Forman Revisits The Poll Winners • Darius Jones Renews His Voice • Jay Clayton: Follow What You Love

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