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Rhys Chatham – Pythagorean Dream (2016)

Rhys Chatham – Pythagorean Dream (2016)

Dauntless musician Rhys Chatham’s ‘Pythagorean Dream’ is an avant-garde minimalist’s dream come true.

Mark Lettieri – Spark And Echo (2016)

Mark Lettieri – Spark And Echo (2016)

A few years back the fusion guitarist Mark Lettieri put forward an EP that was all killer/no filler. Three years later, he’s back

Dan Pratt by Michelle Watt at her studio.

Dan Pratt, “Gross Blues” (2016): Something Else! video premiere

With the original Monk-like blues number “Gross Blues,” saxophonist Dan Pratt’s new direction gets off to a splendid start.

Brian Groder Trio – R Train on the D Line (2016)

Brian Groder Trio – R Train on the D Line (2016)

Brian Groder has another go at it with his supercharged trio on ‘R Train on the D Line,’ creating the logical sequel to 2014’s ‘Reflexology.’

Kikanju Baku, Michael Gregory Jackson, Joseph Daley – Endogeny & Exogamy (2016)

Kikanju Baku, Michael Gregory Jackson, Joseph Daley – Endogeny & Exogamy (2016)

Maybe it’s time for people other than Roscoe Mitchell to pay more attention to this wildly creative drummer by the name of Kikanju Baku.

Jack Hues and The Quartet – A Thesis on the Ballad EP (2016)

Jack Hues and The Quartet – A Thesis on the Ballad EP (2016)

The back-to-the-basics approach of ‘A Thesis on the Ballad’ makes its case with the oft-forgotten art of homespun charm and the power of poetry.

Burning Ghosts – Burning Ghosts (2016)

Burning Ghosts – Burning Ghosts (2016)

The ‘Rage Against The Machine’ of jazz? The guys in Burning Ghosts probably wouldn’t shy away from that comparison.

Matthew Shipp and Michael Bisio – Live In Seattle (2016)

Matthew Shipp and Michael Bisio – Live In Seattle (2016)

‘Live In Seattle’ is something like a Matthew Shipp solo piano performance extended to lower timbres because the pianist Shipp and bassist Bisio are of such a singular mind.

Jungle: Mat Walerian, Matthew Shipp, Hamid Drake – Live at Okuden (2016)

Jungle: Mat Walerian, Matthew Shipp, Hamid Drake – Live at Okuden (2016)

Mat Walerian places much trust in his good instincts on ‘Jungle,’ even as he does show he knows much about the tenants music and even in the presence of more established masters.

The Yellowjackets – Cohearence (2016)

The Yellowjackets – Cohearence (2016)

The Yellowjackets’ superb musicianship along with insightful composing and arrangements make ‘Cohearence’ maintain this group’s reputation as one of the foremost fusion groups operating. Since 1981.