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Billy Mohler Anatomy
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Billy Mohler – Anatomy

Anatomy is the second album by bassist Billy Mohler and his quartet, with Nate Wood on drums, Chris Speed on tenor saxophone, and Shane Endsley on trumpet. Anatomy was recorded in 2021 at Lucy’s Meat Market in Los Angeles, CA, and it will be released on June 10, 2022, on Contagious Music.

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Ches Smith Interpret It Well
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Ches Smith – Interpret It Well

Interpret It Well is an album by drummer, vibraphonist, and composer Ches Smith, accompanied by guitarist Bill Frisell, violist Mat Maneri, and keyboardist Craig Taborn. Interpret It Well was recorded on October 12 and 13, 2020, by Ron Saint Germain and Ryan Streber, at Oktaven Audio, in Mount Vernon, New York, and it was released on May 6, 2022, by Pyroclastic Records.

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Miles Okazaki - Thisness
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Miles Okazaki – Thisness

Thisness is an album by composer, producer, and guitarist Miles Okazaki. The musician gathered for this album is the usual Trickster band with pianist Matt Mitchell, bassist Anthony Tidd, and drummer Sean Rickman. Thisness was recorded on March 19 and 20, 2021, at Oktaven Studios, Mount Vernon, NY, and was released on April 25, 2022, by Pi Recordings.

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Best Jazz 2022 Punkt.Vrt.Plastik Zurich Concert
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Punkt.Vrt.Plastik – Zurich Concert

Zurich Concert is the third album by Punkt.Vrt.Plastik as a trio, with Kaja Draksler on the piano, Petter Eldh on the bass, and Christian Lillinger on the drums. Zurich Concert was recorded live on May 14, 2021, at unerhört!-Festival in Zurich, Switzerland, by Michael Brändli, and it was released on March 11 and 18, 2022 on digital and physical release, respectively, by Intakt Records.

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Best Jazz 2022 (D)IVO Saxophone Quartet
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(D)IVO Saxophone Quartet – (D)IVO

(D)IVO is an album by the (D)IVO Saxophone Quartet, comprised of saxophonists Ivo Perelman, Tony Malaby, Tim Berne, and James Carter on tenor, soprano, alto, and baritone, respectively. (D)IVO was recorded, mixed, and mastered by Jim Clouse at Park West Studios, in Brooklyn, New York, in January 2022, and it was released on February 18, 2022, by Mahakala Music.

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