Jazz

Casey Golden Trio – Outliers (2015)

Casey Golden Trio – Outliers (2015)

Casey Golden Trio’s ‘Outliers,’ uncommonly sophisticated from relative newcomers out of Australia, subverts jazz from within.

Hamir Atwal + Ben Goldberg – Clarinet and Drums (2015)

Hamir Atwal + Ben Goldberg – Clarinet and Drums (2015)

‘Clarinet and Drums,’ from Hamir Atwal and Ben Goldberg, succeeds on the simpatico and sheer skill of its participants.

Improvisi – Live at the Hope and Anchor (2015)

Improvisi – Live at the Hope and Anchor (2015)

Improvisi’s ‘Live at the Hope and Anchor’ features two sets of improvised and deliciously spontaneous music.

Duane Eubanks Quintet – Things of That Particular Nature (2015)

Duane Eubanks Quintet – Things of That Particular Nature (2015)

Duane Eubanks’ long-awaited new release ‘Things Of That Particular Nature’ is as solid as hard bop can get.

Peter Brotzmann, Jim O’Rourke + Keiji Haino – Two City Blues 2 (2015)

Peter Brotzmann, Jim O’Rourke + Keiji Haino – Two City Blues 2 (2015)

With ‘Two City Blues 2,’ Peter Brotzmann and friends prove that there is room for all kinds of music in this world.

Ballister – Worse For The Wear (2015)

Ballister – Worse For The Wear (2015)

Ballister’s fifth release ‘Worse For The Wear’ proves that Chicago-style free jazz remains cutting-edge and uncompromising.

Justin Kauflin, “For Clark” from Dedication (2015): Something Else! sneak peek

Justin Kauflin, “For Clark” from Dedication (2015): Something Else! sneak peek

Here is a stream of “For Clark,” pianist Justin Kauflin’s touching tribute to his friend and mentor, Clark Terry.

Chris Potter Underground Orchestra – Imaginary Cities (2015)

Chris Potter Underground Orchestra – Imaginary Cities (2015)

Chris Potter’s string quartet-supplemented ‘Imaginary Cities’ is ambitious, maybe the high-water mark of ambition so far in Potter’s career.

Gilad Atzmon, of the Blockheads: Something Else! Interview

Gilad Atzmon, of the Blockheads: Something Else! Interview

Gilad Atzmon discusses his long tenure with the Blockheads, performing on Pink Floyd’s new album and the folly of so-called jazz education.

David Gibson, “The High Road” from Boom! (2015): Something Else! sneak peek

David Gibson, “The High Road” from Boom! (2015): Something Else! sneak peek

“The High Road” is straight-ahead, hard swinging delight from trombonist David Gibson and his quintet.