The new Downbeat had some interesting stories in it – the Reader’s Poll inducted McCoy Tyner into the Hall of Fame by just a few votes (and no recount!) over Ray Charles. Dave Holland won a slew of well-deserved awards for his great band including Album of the Year for last years Extended Play: Live at Birdland. I wish they would release another disc. A couple of short articles of note: one asking musicians what was on their iPods – Charlie Hunter has a nice diverse range of music on his. A couple of interesting reviews round out the issue – Revolutionary Ensemble’s new one and the new disc by Steven Bernstein. Well worth a visit to you local library or bookstore to flip through.
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