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Form and Mess – Form and Mess (2014)

Form and Mess – Form and Mess (2014)

Form And Mess thrives on the extreme limits of rock and jazz.

Ivo Perelman + Karl Berger – Reverie (2014)

Ivo Perelman + Karl Berger – Reverie (2014)

25 years in, Perelman shows no sign of slowing down or running out of ideas.

John Dieterich, Ben Goldberg, Scott Amendola – Short-Sighted Dream Colossus (2014)

John Dieterich, Ben Goldberg, Scott Amendola – Short-Sighted Dream Colossus (2014)

They find plenty of common ground in this improvisational, experimental space.

Wadada Leo Smith – The Great Lakes Suite (2014)

Wadada Leo Smith – The Great Lakes Suite (2014)

A summit meeting of progressive jazz titans, themed around the Great Lakes.

Dead Neanderthals – Prime (2014)

Dead Neanderthals – Prime (2014)

A wake-up call to anyone who thought free jazz was a dying art.

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.

Johnny DeBlase – Guided Motion (2014)

Johnny DeBlase – Guided Motion (2014)

Embracing technology in the making of music doesn’t guarantee good results, of course, but it always helps when time-honored principles and philosophies are also applied. And, of course, an open, creative mind. Johnny DeBlase held true to all of these things when crafting the darkly ambient ‘Guided Motion.’

One Track Mind: Johnny Butler, “Macaroni Dip” (2014)

One Track Mind: Johnny Butler, “Macaroni Dip” (2014)

Earlier this year, outlier saxophonist Johnny Butler made an EP titled Raise It Up, pulling most everything from the pantry and throwing it into a logic board-laden blender.

Farmers By Nature – Love And Ghosts (2014)

Farmers By Nature – Love And Ghosts (2014)

This improvised music supergroup is truly a democratic musical commune.