Jazz

Brian Charette – Good Tipper (2014)

Brian Charette – Good Tipper (2014)

Brian Charette can’t help putting a refreshingly different spin on things with this delightful, covers-heavy organ trio record.

Antoine Fafard – Ad Perpetuum (2014)

Antoine Fafard – Ad Perpetuum (2014)

Antoine Fafard’s ‘Ad Perpetuum’ is a wonderfully diverse piece of jazz-fusion art.

Mostly Other People Do The Killing – Blue (2014)

Mostly Other People Do The Killing – Blue (2014)

If you like ‘Kind of Blue,’ then you…uhh…will like ‘Blue’.

Marcin Wasilewski Trio with Joakim Milder – Spark of Life (2014)

Marcin Wasilewski Trio with Joakim Milder – Spark of Life (2014)

Marcin Wasilewski Trio’s ‘Spark of Life’ does absolutely nothing to dispel the ECM stereotype. But so what? Other record companies would kill to be stereotyped like that.

Peter Brotzmann: We Thought We Could Change The World, with Gerard Rouy (2014): Books

Peter Brotzmann: We Thought We Could Change The World, with Gerard Rouy (2014): Books

As Peter Brotzmann speaks through ‘We Thought We Could Change The World,’ this becomes the rare book that reveals the essence of a man.

Ernie Watts Quartet – A Simple Truth (2014)

Ernie Watts Quartet – A Simple Truth (2014)

Ernie Watts and a band he’s worked with for more than a decade journey through a 24-hour cycle in sound.

Stanley Clarke + Stewart Copeland, Jimmy Herring, Joe Walsh, others – Up (2014)

Stanley Clarke + Stewart Copeland, Jimmy Herring, Joe Walsh, others – Up (2014)

A welcome return to fusion, ‘Up’ finds Stanley Clarke going back to his genre-defying ways.

Charlie Haden and Jim Hall – Charlie Haden-Jim Hall (2014)

Charlie Haden and Jim Hall – Charlie Haden-Jim Hall (2014)

An unheard archival recording from Charlie Haden and Jim Hall is even better than expected – and that’s saying a whole lot.

Sergio Mendes – Magic (2014)

Sergio Mendes – Magic (2014)

‘Magic’ finds Sergio Mendes crossing boundaries once again with an album that will appeal to multiple generations.

Marty Walsh – The Total Plan (2014)

Marty Walsh – The Total Plan (2014)

Guitarist Marty Walsh shows he has the total package on a new album called ‘The Total Plan.’