PopMatters jazz critic Will Layman rounds up the best new jazz albums of recent vintage, including some thoughts about the US festival season and the undersung virtuoso Warren Wolf.
Saxophonist Tony Malaby reconvenes his Sabino band, emerging from a set of concerts under the New Jersey Turnpike with an unfussy quartet date that’s wide open.
The cooperative "new jazz" trio Thumbscrew featuring the postmodern guitar of Mary Halvorson releases two discs, one of originals and another covering jazz standards. The result is revelation. What a band.