Jazz

Kait Dunton – trioKAIT (2015)

Kait Dunton – trioKAIT (2015)

Kait Dunton’s creative, embraceable, contemporary take on the ol’ acoustic jazz trio makes the jazz idiom fresh and exciting again.

Simon Phillips – Protocol III (2015)

Simon Phillips – Protocol III (2015)

Simon Phillips and his Protocol collaborators have nothing to prove, yet deliver another no-holds-barred jazz fusion album.

Peter Van Huffel, Andreas Willers + Oliver Steidle – The Scrambling Ex (2015)

Peter Van Huffel, Andreas Willers + Oliver Steidle – The Scrambling Ex (2015)

Saxophonist Peter Van Huffel again ventures into the wilder side of jazz, taking guitarist Andreas Willers and drummer Oliver Steidle along for the ride.

Nino Bisignano, “You Like Me” (2015): One Track Mind

Nino Bisignano, “You Like Me” (2015): One Track Mind

Radiating with bliss, Nino Bisignano’s “You Like Me” is proof in the pie that crooner pop will never die.

Steve Holtje, “Hunger Artist” from A Man Full of Days (2015): Something Else! sneak peek

Steve Holtje, “Hunger Artist” from A Man Full of Days (2015): Something Else! sneak peek

Steve Holtje’s dark, ambient “Hunger Artist” is from a soundtrack that actually sounds like backing music for a motion picture, and helps to tell a story.

Chris Carver, “Ghost in the Machine” (2015): One Track Mind

Chris Carver, “Ghost in the Machine” (2015): One Track Mind

Chris Carver displays his formidable chops as band leader, producer, songwriter and keyboardist on ‘Ghost in the Machine.’

Dr. John, “Jungle Strut” from Ramsey Lewis’ Taking Another Look: Deluxe Edition (2015)

Dr. John, “Jungle Strut” from Ramsey Lewis’ Taking Another Look: Deluxe Edition (2015)

The eminent Dr. John plays Ramsey Lewis’ “Jungle Strut,” a deep groove that originally graced Lewis’ classic 1974 funk-jazz album ‘Sun Goddess.’

Jason Miles + Ingrid Jensen – Kind Of New (2015)

Jason Miles + Ingrid Jensen – Kind Of New (2015)

With ‘Kind of New,’ Jason Miles and Ingrid Jensen show us the fusion genius of Miles Davis while emphasizing Davis’ most critical ingredient: his attitude.

Tim Kuhl, “Drive” from 1982 (2015): Something Else! sneak peek video

Tim Kuhl, “Drive” from 1982 (2015): Something Else! sneak peek video

The video completes the whole presentation for Tim Kuhl’s “Drive,” which is musical art, poetry, and, as it turns out, visual art — all rolled into one.

Satoko Fujii Orchestra Berlin – Ichigo Ichie (2015)

Satoko Fujii Orchestra Berlin – Ichigo Ichie (2015)

There isn’t anyone who is exploiting the possibilities presented by big band jazz more aggressively these days than Satoko Fujii. Another chapter in her orchestra book is opened with the Satoko Fujii Orchestra Berlin debut ‘Ichigo Ichie.’