Simon Jeffes' untimely death left a gaping hole in the high specialized world of joyful fringe music. His son Arthur picks up the pieces by re-releasing his father's final studio album on vinyl and pays tribute to it through live performances.
Satoko Fujii continues to push the boundaries of who she is and where she belongs in the world of avant-garde jazz. Having Wadada Leo Smith and Ikue Mori along just makes it stranger.
Jazz organist Gregory Lewis takes the compositions of Thelonious Monk around his Hammond for the fourth time, and it's still groovy.
This composer didn't like the piano. This pianist is suspicious of the music's accessibility. Hopefully you'll see through both sentiments.
Award-winning author Jonathan Keates whips up a brief but highly specialized work on why Handel's "Messiah" was so special from the start.