BOBBY AVEY – “AUTHORITY MELTS FROM ME” (Pianist with his first quintet led outing, presenting originals outlying in the regions of progressive jazz).
MIKE BARDASH – “POLYGON” (Pianist, leads a quintet with selections ranging from bop to blues, burners to ballads, and well-grooved swing to funk).
LISA CASALINO – “I’M OLD FASHIONED” (Vocalist, singing her own originals).
BEAT FUNKTION – “VOODOOLAND” (Swedish collective playing 70s flavored funk grooves and danceable rhythms).
JOHN ESCREET – “SOUND, SPACE AND STRUCTURES” (Pianist with a progressive outing of improvised originals divided into nine parts).
MICHAEL FEINBERG – “HUMBLEBRAG: LIVE AT 800 EAST” (Bassist, leading a young cast showcasing 6 originals of post-bop with influences of hip-hop & jazz fusion).
LORENZO GRASSI – “THE MONKTONE STOMP” (Italian guitarist with an L.A. session of originals, showcasing instrumental West Coast jazz with a Latin twist).
ROAN KEARSEY-LAWSON – “PRESENCE IN MIND” (UK vibraphonist, leading a quintet, with all straight-ahead originals).
THE LALAMA BROTHERS – “ERIE AVENUE” (Collective quartet with a straight-ahead release that features Joe Lovano on two numbers).
WENDY MOTEN – “TIMELESS” (Vocalist celebrating the songs of composer Richard A. Whiting).
IVO PERELMAN – “THE OTHER EDGE” (Saxophonist, leading a progressive trio of highly improvised originals).
MARC RIBOT – “LIVE AT THE VILLAGE VANGUARD” (Guitarist leading a trio debut setting focusing on three themes; Albert Ayler, John Coltrane, and the standard).
SONNY ROLLINS – “ROAD SHOWS, VOL.3” (Back with a 3rd installment that draws its six tracks from various concerts around the world recorded between 2001 and 2012).
TED ROSENTHAL – “RHAPSODY IN GERSHWIN” (Pianist, leading a trio, deconstructing the music of G. Gershwin).
CURTIS STIGERS – “HOORAY FOR LOVE” (Vocalist with a date that includes a combination of new tunes and classics from the Great American Songbook).