By Colin Green
-Whit Dickey, Tao Quartets — Peace Planet & Box of Light (AUM, 2019)
-Fire! Orchestra — Arrival (Rune Grammofon, 2019)
-Fictive Five — Anything is Possible (Clean Feed, 2019)
A restive quintet that provides us with clues rather than explanations.
Matt Mitchell — Phalanx Ambassadors (Pi Recordings 2019)
The Attic (Rodrigo Amado, Goncalo Almeida, Onno Govaert) — Summer Bummer (NoBusiness, 2019)
Basement Research — Impromptus and Other Short Stories (WhyPlayJazz, 2019)
William Parker, Rob Brown, Cooper-Moore, Hamid Drake – In Order to Survive – Live / Shapeshifter (AUM, 2019)
Dave Rempis, Joshua Abrams, Avreeayl Ra + Jim Baker — Apsis (Aerophonic, 2019)
Andrew Barker & John Dikeman — All Things are Possible (Phantom Ear Music, 2018)
The Way Ahead — Bells, Ghosts and Other Saints (Clean Feed, 2019)
Alluring textures and imaginative soloing from this septet, and even some free jazz hocketing.