Some things that have been in my ears a lot lately:
Free Music Ensemble – Cuts
Ken Vandermark, Nate McBride, and Paal Nilssen-Love. All of the fire and funk and noise that you expect from a Vandermark project.
Steve Turre – The Spirits Up Above
The music of Rahsaan Roland Kirk. Turre played in Rahsaan’s band, and this disc really captures the spirit of that music. James Carter is slammin’.