DownBeat Issue Roundup - December 2018

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

ArkivJazz is the place to further explore the December 2018 issue of DownBeat Magazine, now mailing to subscribers. Click here to view and purchase albums featured in this issue, and be sure to investigate the ArkivJazz VIP Program, which includes a free print and digital subscription to DownBeat as well as free USPS shipping.


Contents in the December 2018 Issue Include

Cover: The long career of Medeski Martin & Wood has been fueled by a sense of musical adventure. For its new album, the acclaimed trio of keyboardist John Medeski, drummer Billy Martin, and bassist Chris Wood teamed up with the contemporary classical ensemble Alarm Will Sound. The result is a dazzling live album, Omnisphere. DownBeat catches up with the band to examine how each musician's activities outside the trio influence the music that he brings to MMW.


  • DownBeat's 83rd Annual Readers Poll results
  • Drummer and revered jazz educator Ralph Peterson prepares for a busy fall with two new albums 
  • Reviews of holiday-themed albums from many genres