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Nicholas Payton – Numbers (2014)

Nicholas Payton – Numbers (2014)

‘Numbers’ coolly delivers Payton’s message of natural flow. It’s funky-good, angular vibe jazz.

Karen Mantler – Business Is Bad (2014)

Karen Mantler – Business Is Bad (2014)

As a collection of children’s songs for grown-ups, ‘Business Is Bad’ would be terribly silly if it wasn’t so damned inconspicuously clever. Thankfully, it *is* clever, and marks the return of Karen Mantler after nearly a decade and a half off without skipping a beat.

Haitian Rail – Solarists (2014)

Haitian Rail – Solarists (2014)

‘Solarists’ immediately establishes Haitian Rail as a fearsome battery of inscrutable, noise with terrific give-and-take. And trombonist Dan Blacksberg’s presence assures that they hold up the jazz part of the experimental metal-jazz equation, losing none of their ferocity along the way.

Something Else! sneak peek: Dirty Loops, “Wake Me Up” (2014)

Something Else! sneak peek: Dirty Loops, “Wake Me Up” (2014)

A lot of Dirty Loops’ covers have been released via YouTube, and the latest one to hit the video circuit is their more organic, more virtuosic rendition of Avicii’s Aloe Blacc-sung “Wake Me Up.”

Ada Rovatti  – Disguise (2014)

Ada Rovatti – Disguise (2014)

The tunes are solid and so are the arrangements, but there’s no disguising good playing and ‘Disguise’ has all of those things out in the clear open. A welcome return to form for Ada Rovatti.

Eric Wyatt – Borough of Kings (2014)

Eric Wyatt – Borough of Kings (2014)

Eric Wyatt makes good on his enviable Brooklyn upbringing by evoking the masters he’s met as a child while finding his own voice to do it.’Borough of Kings’ is pure, Brooklyn-bred jazz at its finest.

Something Else! sneak peek: Joe Bonamassa, “Different Shades of Blue” (2014)

Something Else! sneak peek: Joe Bonamassa, “Different Shades of Blue” (2014)

Bonamassa advances his new album with a pretty nice display of his soulful side.

The secret weapon in Scott Amendola’s Fade To Orange project: Mr. Bungle bassist Trevor Dunn

The secret weapon in Scott Amendola’s Fade To Orange project: Mr. Bungle bassist Trevor Dunn

Scott Amendola’s leadership and Nels Cline’s presence should make ‘Fade To Orange’ a special recording, but don’t sleep on Trevor Dunn. Every time I’ve come across a record on which he’s appeared, it’s been a rather good record. That bodes well for this one.

One Track Mind: Nick Hempton, “Catch and Release” (2014)

One Track Mind: Nick Hempton, “Catch and Release” (2014)

Write, record and release a new jazz tune every six weeks for a year? Nick Hempton could be onto something good.

Dave Douglas + Uri Caine – Present Joys (2014)

Dave Douglas + Uri Caine – Present Joys (2014)

A private, warmhearted meeting of minds – and we were allowed to listen in.