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Walter Becker, “Were You Close Today” (2018): Something Else! One Track Mind

Walter Becker, “Were You Close Today” (2018): Something Else! One Track Mind

I always regarded Walter Becker as a self-effacing musical genius. This rough take on one of his compositions that wasn’t even deemed good enough to finish only affirms that conviction about him.

David Cain – Meditations (2018)

David Cain – Meditations (2018)

Even in this solo ‘piano’ setting, Cain finds ways to leverage technology: the quality organically-conceived music of Meditations was created with a little high-tech assistance.

The Chick Corea + Steve Gadd Band – Chinese Butterfly (2018)

The Chick Corea + Steve Gadd Band – Chinese Butterfly (2018)

Chick Corea and Steve Gadd’s ‘Chinese Butterfly’ breaks no new ground but in this case, that can be completely forgiven.

Similar Fashion – Portrait Of (2018)

Similar Fashion – Portrait Of (2018)

It gets harder to be artful in an original way in these days, but Logan Hone and his quirky quartet does it and does it well.

Jeff Lederer and Shakers n’ Bakers, “Heart Love” from Heart Love (2018): Sneak Peek

Jeff Lederer and Shakers n’ Bakers, “Heart Love” from Heart Love (2018): Sneak Peek

Here is the video premiere of the Albert Ayler/Mary Parks song “Heart Love”, by the Jeff Lederer-led collective Shakers n’ Bakers.

Roberto Maria Zorzi, Michael Manring, Scott Amendola – Facanapa & Umarells and the World Wide Crash (2018)

Roberto Maria Zorzi, Michael Manring, Scott Amendola – Facanapa & Umarells and the World Wide Crash (2018)

The new album by Roberto Maria Zorzi, Michael Manring and Scott Amendola relentlessly delivers surprises with sounds heretofore unheard.

Roscoe Mitchell + Matthew Shipp – Accelerated Projection (2018)

Roscoe Mitchell + Matthew Shipp – Accelerated Projection (2018)

After a long fermenting period, Roscoe Mitchell and Matthew Shipp’s ‘Accelerated Projection’ is nevertheless just as relevant today as it did when the music was pulled from thin air more than twelve years before release.

Quoan – Fine Dining (2018)

Quoan – Fine Dining (2018)

Quoan’s ‘Fine Dining’ is a feast of so many ways two horns and a rhythm section can generate excitement and keep us guessing what happens next.

The Wood Brothers – One Drop Of Truth (2018)

The Wood Brothers – One Drop Of Truth (2018)

With emotional directness, wit, and uncanny musicianship found on ‘One Drop of Truth,’ pure Wood Brothers translates into pure roots rock joy.

S. Victor Aaron’s Best of 2017 (Part 4 of 4, Fusion Jazz): Wadada Leo Smith, Peter Erskine, Brian Blade

S. Victor Aaron’s Best of 2017 (Part 4 of 4, Fusion Jazz): Wadada Leo Smith, Peter Erskine, Brian Blade

The baker’s dozen in this Best of 2017 list reveals that fusion jazz has expanded and diversified way past its ‘Bitches Brew’-era beginnings.

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