DownBeat Issue Roundup January 2020

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

ArkivJazz is the place to further explore the January 2020 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 January 2020 Issue Include:

Cover: DownBeat takes an in-depth look at the careers and legacies of three jazz titans: saxophonist Charlie Parker (1920–’55), drummer Art Blakey (1919–’90) and pianist Dave Brubeck (1920–2012). Our centennial celebration examines numerous aspects of each legend’s career, including Bird’s groundbreaking performance style, Blakey’s mentorship to generations of important musicians, and Brubeck’s role as a global ambassador for jazz. We’ll check in with leading musicians who worked with these icons or who have been influenced by them. We’ll also shine a spotlight on other jazz pioneers born 100 years ago, including trumpeter Clark Terry, drummer Shelly Manne and reedist Yusef Lateef.


  • A look at the Best Albums of 2019 - recapping the 5-, 4 1/2-, and 4 star album reviews
  • Jazz School: DownBeat examines a wide spectrum of topics aimed at students and professional players alike
  • Jazz on Campus - Jazz studies at California State University, Sacramento