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Jonathan Rowden Group – Skyward Eye (2017)

Jonathan Rowden Group – Skyward Eye (2017)

‘Skyward Eye’ represents a great expansion of scope for the saxophonist, composer and bandleader Jonathan Rowden and his Jonathan Rowden Group quartet.

Butcher Brown – The Healer (2017)

Butcher Brown – The Healer (2017)

Jeff Beck himself hadn’t been able to replicate the grit and immediacy of the funk/rock/jazz classic ‘Blow By Blow’ but Butcher Brown’s ‘The Healer’ comes close.

Taylor Haskins – Gnosis (2017)

Taylor Haskins – Gnosis (2017)

Haskins’ capacity for blending cutting-edge, high-tech means of music making with the handmade, organically conceived method of playing jazz borders on the genius level, and that’s just what he is going for with ‘Gnosis.’

Eivind Opsvik – Overseas V (2017)

Eivind Opsvik – Overseas V (2017)

‘Overseas V’ is part of the wild, woolly world of Eivind Opsvik that fans of the unconventional will want to partake.

Peter Erskine and the Dr. Um Band – Second Opinion (2017)

Peter Erskine and the Dr. Um Band – Second Opinion (2017)

Peter Erskine and the Dr. Um Band’s ‘Second Opinion’ is every bit as good of a fusion jazz record as the first one.

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Adam Rudolph’s Moving Pictures – Glare Of The Tiger (2017)

Hand percussionist, ethno-musicologist, composer and bandleader Adam Rudolph is one of those under-noticed but crucial guys in jazz who has dedicated his

Harriet Tubman, with Wadada Leo Smith – Araminta (2017)

Harriet Tubman, with Wadada Leo Smith – Araminta (2017)

In what will likely go down as one of the best uncategorizable releases of the year, Harriet Tubman’s ‘Araminta’ is a swaggering statement from four musicians who thrive on taking chances.

Gerry Gibbs & Thrasher People – Weather Or Not (2017)

Gerry Gibbs & Thrasher People – Weather Or Not (2017)

Wayne Shorter himself sees the “graphically arranged material of Weather Report” on ‘Weather Or Not’ as Gerry Gibbs keeping up with his “creative mission.”

Ryan Blotnick – Kush (2016)

Ryan Blotnick – Kush (2016)

Guitarist Ryan Blotnick moves back to Maine and an album of eight, spacious Blotnick compositions gently swayed by African-derived rhythms happens.

James Brandon Lewis Trio – No Filter (2016)

James Brandon Lewis Trio – No Filter (2016)

True to its name, James Brandon Lewis’ classic hip hop/jazz hybrid ‘No Filter’ puts seemingly nothing between what he hears in his head and what you hear on this record.

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