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One Track Mind: Scott Robinson Doctette, “Mad Eyes” (2012)

One Track Mind: Scott Robinson Doctette, “Mad Eyes” (2012)

CAUTION: Contains perilous and daring musical adventures. Do not attempt. —Warning on back cover of Scott Robinson Doctette’s Bronze Nemesis CD

Kalle Kalima and K-18 – Out To Lynch (2012)

Kalle Kalima and K-18 – Out To Lynch (2012)

An album applying some of the Eric Dolphy conception of out-jazz to the cinematic creepiness of David Lynch’s classic films can only be rightfully called Out To Lynch, right?

Wadada Leo Smith and Louis Moholo-Moholo – Ancestors (2012)

Wadada Leo Smith and Louis Moholo-Moholo – Ancestors (2012)

In his relentless pursuit of unique sounds with real emotional depth, Wadada Leo Smith has for nearly five decades experimented with so many approaches, both in styles and configurations

Grass Roots (Sean Conly/Alex Harding/Darius Jones/Chad Taylor) – Grass Roots (2012)

No, these aren’t the guys who brought us the AM radio staples “Let’s Live for Today” and “Temptation Eyes” in the late 1960s-early 1970s. It’s a supergroup of hard working, highly regarded players in New York’s world class improvised scene

The Charles Gayle Trio – Look Up (2012)

Following by mere months the release of Streets, Charles Gayle’s return to his sax/bass/drums trio format, Look Up is a document of a live date in the same configuration from eighteen years earlier in Santa Monica, California.

Katherine Young's Pretty Monsters – Katherine Young's Pretty Monsters (2012)

Just about every other symphony orchestral instrument has been drafted into service for the diabolically opposed world of improvised music, so why not the bassoon?

James Falzone & KLANG – brooklyn lines…chicago spaces (2012)

James Falzone is part of a young, resurgent cadre of clarinet players that also includes the likes of Ben Goldberg and Anat Cohen, determined to prove the continued vitality of this sometimes-forgotten wood instrument of jazz.

New, delectable whack jazz impurities from New Atlantis Records (2012)

Whenever I listen to any music by New Atlantis Records, it feels like the spirit of the original ESP-Disk Records departed New York, went west

Jon Lundbom and Big Five Chord – No New Tunes (2012)

The daring guitarist/composer Jon Lundbom is back at it again, meting out intense, unpredictable guerrilla jazz with his Big Five Chord quintet. No New Tunes follows up on last year’s Quavers! Quavers! Quavers! Quavers!

Satoko Fujii and Natsuki Tamura Two-fer!: Muku and Forever (2012)

Easily the most talented husband-wife team in avant-garde jazz since Carla and Paul Bley, Natsuki Tamura and Satoko Fujii are also among the few who are extremely productive without sacrificing anything artistically.