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Myriad3 – The Where (2014)

Myriad3 – The Where (2014)

‘The Where’ is a solid step up from a level that was already high. No one should think jazz is stuck on neutral after listening to this trio, and one senses that they are just getting started.

Brian Groder Trio – Reflexology (2014)

Brian Groder Trio – Reflexology (2014)

‘Reflexology’ continues with Groder’s open-ended mastery, with a rhythm section that acts as a natural extension of its leader.

Kosi – Pictures of Us (2014)

This is an album of beauty – authentic, and from the heart.

One Track Mind: Henry Butler + Steven Bernstein, “Gimme a Pigfoot” from Viper’s Drag (2014)

One Track Mind: Henry Butler + Steven Bernstein, “Gimme a Pigfoot” from Viper’s Drag (2014)

This is music that builds on the past – rather than fetishizing it.

Something Else! exclusive stream: Matthew Shipp, “I’ve Been To Many Places” from I’ve Been To Many Places (2014)

Something Else! exclusive stream: Matthew Shipp, “I’ve Been To Many Places” from I’ve Been To Many Places (2014)

The consummation of many years of study, practice, talent and a wide-open mind.

Something Else! sneak peek: Dan White Sextet, “Your Song” from Your Song (2014)

Something Else! sneak peek: Dan White Sextet, “Your Song” from Your Song (2014)

“Your Song” is as dynamic and full of nifty little turns as life itself.

Kenny Lavender – Conscious Journey, Part 1 & 2 (2014)

Kenny Lavender – Conscious Journey, Part 1 & 2 (2014)

Daring but not self indulgent, this double album would be a risk in lesser hands.

Fire! Orchestra directed by Mats Gustafsson – Enter (2014)

Fire! Orchestra directed by Mats Gustafsson – Enter (2014)

A prog-leaning album that is noisy, experimental and brave.

Something Else! sneak peek: Wadada Leo Smith, “Lake Superior” from The Great Lakes Suites (2014)

Something Else! sneak peek: Wadada Leo Smith, “Lake Superior” from The Great Lakes Suites (2014)

Wadada Leo Smith and his band of free jazz icons show the young guys how it’s done.

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.