Joe Lovano has inhabited many musical guises. He's played uncomprising avant-garde stuff and tributes to Frank Sinatra. His new trio album teams him with master pianist Marilyn Crispell and protean drummer Carmen Castaldi, and you'll be amazed at what that combination can produce in such talented hands. Don't fail to listen.
Jon Batiste, leader of US comedian Stephen Colbert's show band and an inspiring pianist/composer, gives us a live performance at New York's legendary Village Vanguard. The music reflects Batiste's New Orleans routes but he spreads his wings far and contains multitudes. Listen in.