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Something Else! sneak peek: Freddy Cole, “My Mother Told Me” from Singing the Blues (2014)

Something Else! sneak peek: Freddy Cole, “My Mother Told Me” from Singing the Blues (2014)

He’s adding intriguing new layers to the age-old idea of blues singing.

One Track Mind: Andy Bey, “Lover Come Back to Me” (2014)

One Track Mind: Andy Bey, “Lover Come Back to Me” (2014)

Take everything else away, and Andy Bey’s vocal gift is revealed anew.

Something Else! sneak peek: Mark Elf, “A Little Diddy” from Returns 2014 (2014)

Something Else! sneak peek: Mark Elf, “A Little Diddy” from Returns 2014 (2014)

After eight long years away, Mark Elf isn’t creeping back into things.

Eliana Cuevas – Espejo (2014)

Eliana Cuevas – Espejo (2014)

Her range is inspiring, her tone is deep, her fire is irrefutable.

Matthew Shipp – I’ve Been To Many Places (2014)

Matthew Shipp – I’ve Been To Many Places (2014)

Not content to draw inspiration only from his influences, Shipp finds the insight for his music from himself, an earlier version of himself as interpreted by today’s version.

Jim Hagen – Jim Hagen (2014)

Jim Hagen – Jim Hagen (2014)

Hagen constructs a gentle jazz funk, but it’s far from easy listening.

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.