Once again, the Cellar and Point puts disparate classical/jazz/rock/experimental elements together into a consistent, connected whole.
A record that’s equally capable of enchanting you and pummeling you with many shades of aura in between, ‘Palo Colorado Dream’ catapults Anthony Pirog into the corps of elite experimental guitarists.
A welcome return to fusion, ‘Up’ finds Stanley Clarke going back to his genre-defying ways.
Bryan Murray creates a scary hip-hop/out-jazz Frankenstein that points ahead to an interesting new direction for this intensely creative saxophonist.
The Daniel Blacksberg Trio takes a conventional format and creates something refreshingly unconventional from it.
‘Magic’ finds Sergio Mendes crossing boundaries once again with an album that will appeal to multiple generations.
‘Mandy’s Secret’ is a fine entry point into this fundamentally solid, funky jazz ensemble from Sweden, Beat Funktion.
Form And Mess thrives on the extreme limits of rock and jazz.
Though Dylan Ryan Sand is a small band, they create a big sound; though the songs are short, they’re complete musical statements. ‘Circa’ makes a lot out of a little.
This goes much farther out than the celebrated rock music of its time.