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The Core Trio – The Core Trio with Matthew Shipp (2014)

The Core Trio – The Core Trio with Matthew Shipp (2014)

With or without the fourth player, the Core Trio exemplify what free jazz sounds like when the minds behind it are set free.

Something Else! exclusive stream: Michael Carvin Experience, “Night In Tunisia” from Flash Forward (2014)

Something Else! exclusive stream: Michael Carvin Experience, “Night In Tunisia” from Flash Forward (2014)

It’s clear from “Night In Tunisia” that Michael Carvin is the Bill Parcells of drums.

J.J. Wright – Inward Looking Outward (2014)

J.J. Wright – Inward Looking Outward (2014)

Uncommonly fresh and quietly inventive, Inward Looking Outward breathes new life into the venerable ol’ piano trio without having to step outside to achieve that. A rare achievement, to be sure.

Something Else! sneak peek: Rotem Sivan Trio, “Sefi’s Blues” (2014)

Something Else! sneak peek: Rotem Sivan Trio, “Sefi’s Blues” (2014)

Played with grace, fire and the knowledge of how much of both to deliver.

Wil Blades – Field Notes (2014)

Wil Blades – Field Notes (2014)

Every song finds a different way to soothe, groove and satisfy the soul. Blades and his badassed organ trio never seem to run out of ideas.

Farmers By Nature – Love And Ghosts (2014)

Farmers By Nature – Love And Ghosts (2014)

This improvised music supergroup is truly a democratic musical commune.

Darius Jones + Matthew Shipp – The Darkseid Recital (2014)

Darius Jones + Matthew Shipp – The Darkseid Recital (2014)

Unpredictability and real passion characterizes ‘The Darkseid Recital’ as a whole, just as it did for Jones’ and Shipp’s amazing ‘Cosmic Lieder’, but those things are magnified from doing it from the stage. That’s the perfect way to follow up on that earlier, acclaimed duet.

Ricardo Tejero/Marco Serrato/Borja Díaz – Sputnik Trio (2014)

Ricardo Tejero/Marco Serrato/Borja Díaz – Sputnik Trio (2014)

ree-form jazz doesn’t need to go on for mind-numbingly lengths if the musicians know what they’re doing. The Sputnik Trio have this all figured out.

Bobby Broom – My Shining Hour (2014)

Bobby Broom – My Shining Hour (2014)

Steely Dan opening act Bobby Broom releases a terrific set of jazz standards.

Steve Swallow, Ohad Talmor, Adam Nussbaum – Singular Curves (2014)

Steve Swallow, Ohad Talmor, Adam Nussbaum – Singular Curves (2014)

The two words “Swallow” and “Nussbaum” used in close proximity to each other instantly conjures up John Scofield’s best pre-Still Warm disc, Shinola. Scofield’s compositions and arrangements on that live set demanded much from his rhythm section, and his rhythm section delivered in spades.