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Melissa Aldana and Crash Trio – Melissa Aldana and Crash Trio (2014)

Melissa Aldana and Crash Trio – Melissa Aldana and Crash Trio (2014)

Ready or not, here comes 2013′s Monk International Competition saxophone winner Melissa Aldana. ‘Melissa Aldana & Crash Trio’ marks a solid first step in the post-Big Win phase of her young career.

Hiromi – Alive (2014)

Hiromi – Alive (2014)

Ahmad Jamal once said Hiromi “has discovered her own genre.” He was on to something.

One Track Mind: Harvey Mason, “Chameleon” from Chameleon (2014)

One Track Mind: Harvey Mason, “Chameleon” from Chameleon (2014)

Harvey Mason’s upcoming debut on the Concord Music label puts the iconic session drummer squarely into his old jazz-funk environs where he made a name for himself back in the 1970s.

Exclusive stream: Helen Sung, “Brother Thelonious” from Anthem For A New Day (2014)

Exclusive stream: Helen Sung, “Brother Thelonious” from Anthem For A New Day (2014)

A past winner of the Mary Lou Williams Piano Competition, Helen Sung knows her way around eighty-eight keys, and after five well-received albums, this NYC residing, Houston, Texas native is bringing her talents to the Concord Music label.

Creedence Clearwater Revival – Creedence Clearwater Revival: Boxed Set (2013)

Creedence Clearwater Revival – Creedence Clearwater Revival: Boxed Set (2013)

Creedence Clearwater Revival was a canny name, considering the way the band nudged rock — in a moment when their San Francisco brethren were pushing it further out in the space — back toward its R&B roots.

Kneebody – The Line (2013)

A fusion band started by teenagers who each went on to make their own mark in jazz and other music forms is bound to forge their own identity by the time they reach their thirties.

Dizzy Gillespie – Dizzy’s Big 4 (1974; 2013 reissue)

Dizzy Gillespie – Dizzy’s Big 4 (1974; 2013 reissue)

This album, Dizzy Gillespie’s first and best for Norman Granz’s Pablo imprint, reaffirms a relationship with bassist Ray Brown that goes back to the mid-1940s. It’s Joe Pass who makes the bigger impression here.

Roberto Fonseca – Yo (2013)

A tireless promoter of Cuban music, Havana-born pianist/composer Roberto Fonseca has worked to increase awareness of the bountiful tradition of Cuban folk and jazz music through his touring with the celebrated Buena Vista Social Club

Sarah Vaughan – Sophisticated Lady: The Duke Ellington Songbook Collection (1980; 2013 reissue)

Featuring some of Sarah Vaughan’s last truly transcendent moments, this pair of 1980 Pablo releases devoted to the work of Duke Ellington reminds us in reissue form what wonders her voice and this material still hold.

John Coltrane – Afro Blue Impressions (1977; 2013 reissue)

John Coltrane – Afro Blue Impressions (1977; 2013 reissue)

I’d argue that these 1963 concerts with McCoy Tyner, Jimmy Garrison and and Elvin Jones are the first thing every emerging John Coltrane fan should experience, after buying all of the tried-and-true essentials.