I recently renewed my eMusic membership, and have been burning through the downloads.
One album that I downloaded was Dave Douglas’ Mountain Passages.
I heard the travelling version of this band, doing mostly music from this CD, at Snug Harbor in New Orleans a little over a year ago. They really knocked me out. The recording is as good as the live show.
The other thing that I grabbed on eMusic that has been getting into my ears is Matthew Shipp’s Equilibrium.
Matthew Shipp has been on my “stuff to check out” list for quite some time. I read an interview of Shipp on Bagatellen, and when asked which of his own albums was his favorite, he answered Equilibrium. That made it the obvious choice for my first Matthew Shipp eMusic exploration.