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Matthew Lux’s Communication Arts Quartet – Contra/Fact (2018)

Matthew Lux’s Communication Arts Quartet – Contra/Fact (2018)

Matthew Lux’s debut ‘Contra/Fact’ contains a good deal of delightful surprises but given his credentials, such surprises are to be expected.

Syrinx Effect – A Sky You Could Strike A Match On (2018)

Syrinx Effect – A Sky You Could Strike A Match On (2018)

It’s always a good indication that the music is working the way the artists intend for it to work when you struggle to pigeonhole it but can easily get a firm grasp of its emotional impact. Syrinx Effect ‘s ‘A Sky You Could Strike A Match On’ does just that.

Kira Kira [Satoko Fujii] – Bright Force (2018)

Kira Kira [Satoko Fujii] – Bright Force (2018)

Satoko Fujii is issuing an album in every month of 2018, and if there’s one musician with enough ensembles, projects and ideas to pull it off, it’s her.

Anteloper [Jaimie Branch and Jason Nazary] – Kudu (2018)

Anteloper [Jaimie Branch and Jason Nazary] – Kudu (2018)

Anteloper’s ‘Kudu’ suggests that there is so much art waiting to be tapped with only a trumpet, drums and a little bit of circuitry.

Kelly Moran – Bloodroot (2017)

Kelly Moran – Bloodroot (2017)

Kelly Moran’s ‘Bloodroot’ is not your common minimalist record, and even those who hadn’t embraced that style of music could be drawn to the strange peacefulness wrung from a prepared piano.

Rudresh Mahanthappa’s Indo-Pak Coalition – Agrima (2017)

Rudresh Mahanthappa’s Indo-Pak Coalition – Agrima (2017)

Rudresh Mahanthappa’s Indo-Pak Coalition’s the original mission of melding modern group-level stream-of-consciousness with contemporary raga remains intact, ‘Agrima’ builds on those original ideas, too.

Rob Mazurek’s Black Cube Marriage – Astral Cube (2017)

Rob Mazurek’s Black Cube Marriage – Astral Cube (2017)

‘Astral Cube’ is the latest in a long line of Mazurek projects that demonstrates the leader’s great ability to bring divergent talent together for a chaotic yet cathartic sonic experience.

Modus Factor – The Picasso Zone (2016)

Modus Factor – The Picasso Zone (2016)

When great musicians from different bands and projects get together for the express purpose of making music without the restrictions they usually face elsewhere, it should bring out the best in all of them. That’s just what happened with the guys in Modus Factor on their inaugural effort ‘The Picasso Zone.’

Gaps and Spaces [Greg Ward + Caleb Willitz] – Synoptic Optiks (2015)

Gaps and Spaces [Greg Ward + Caleb Willitz] – Synoptic Optiks (2015)

Here is a review of the Greg Ward/Caleb Willitz experimental Gaps & Space project ‘Synoptic Optiks.’ Once again, Greg Ward finds another way to defy not only expectations but discourage the very notion of setting expectations on him in the first place.

Dave Douglas and High Risk + Shigeto, “Molten Sunset” (2015): One Track Mind

Dave Douglas and High Risk + Shigeto, “Molten Sunset” (2015): One Track Mind

A new collaboration with DJ Shigeto represents the lastest musical twist in an intriguing journey filled with them for trumpeter Dave Douglas.

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