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S. Victor Aaron’s Best of 2015  (Part 2 of 4, Modern and Mainstream Jazz): Matthew Shipp, John Scofield, Antonio Sanchez

S. Victor Aaron’s Best of 2015 (Part 2 of 4, Modern and Mainstream Jazz): Matthew Shipp, John Scofield, Antonio Sanchez

S. Victor Aaron picks the best of 2015’s modern and mainstream jazz albums, including John Scofield, Matthew Shipp, Antonio Sanchez and others.

Antonio Sanchez – Three Times Three (2015)

Antonio Sanchez – Three Times Three (2015)

‘Three Times Three’ is the Antonio Sanchez showcase album that leaves no doubts as to his vast abilities as leader, composer and — not least — elite drummer.

Brian Landrus Trio – The Deep Below (2015)

Brian Landrus Trio – The Deep Below (2015)

Brian Landrus took a step back into tradition for ‘The Deep Below’ with Lonnie Plaxico and Billy Hart — albeit on his own terms — and made a reconnect with the roots that had always anchored his playing.

Pixel – Golden Years (2015)

Pixel – Golden Years (2015)

Pixel had from the get-go developed their own, appealing engaging personality they’ve could have churned out forever. ‘Golden Years’ retains that spirit while reaching out a little beyond it.

Robin Eubanks Mass Line Big Band – More Than Meets The Ear (2015)

Robin Eubanks Mass Line Big Band – More Than Meets The Ear (2015)

Robin Eubanks’s ‘More Than What Meets The Ear’ might be just what big band jazz needs to get revitalized for the 21st century.

Dave Stryker – Messin’ With Mister T (2015)

Dave Stryker – Messin’ With Mister T (2015)

‘Messin’ With Mister T’ is Dave Stryker’s grand show of appreciation for his former boss, and it only makes us miss tenor sax giant Stanley Turrentine even more.

Frank Sinatra – All or Nothing At All (2015): Movies

Frank Sinatra – All or Nothing At All (2015): Movies

No other project may better capture the complex life of Frank Sinatra, born 100 years ago on Dec. 12, 1915, than HBO’s new film ‘Sinatra: All or Nothing at All.’

Scott DuBois – Winter Light (2015)

Scott DuBois – Winter Light (2015)

With his composing pen, leadership and guitar, Scott DuBois has painted a Monet with ‘Winter Light’.

Jeremy Udden and Nicolas Moreaux – Belleville Project (2015)

Jeremy Udden and Nicolas Moreaux – Belleville Project (2015)

With a kindred soul in Nicolas Moreaux as Jeremy Udden’s musical partner, ‘Belleville Project’ is a record made by two people but one, prolific mind.

Frank Sinatra’s Trilogy offered one final thunderous triumph

Frank Sinatra’s Trilogy offered one final thunderous triumph

Frank Sinatra would enter a studio again only a handful of times after ‘Trilogy’ arrived 35 years ago. None produced more timeless results than this.