The tune “WTF” swings hard and heavy — full of driving bass, searing guitar, yawing trombone and sci-fi keyboards. But for all its relentless forward momentum, the song retains a laser-cut precision, its many facets lending the tune a gemlike brilliance.
This playlist brings you the best new music from our February 2019 issue, featuring works by pianist Myra Melford, bassist Larry Grenadier, reedist Ingrid Laubrock, guitarist Bobby Broom, drummer Allison Miller, bassist Christian McBride and many more. Plus, we’ve got some exciting new tracks from our latest cohort of Independent Culture artists. These self-determined musicians are making exceptional music on their own terms. By the way, if you like the way this issue sounds, you’re going to love how it looks and feels. Subscribe now to receive four JAZZIZ print issues per year, full of illuminating articles, award-winning photography and expert editorial. Plus, you’ll receive instant access to our archive of back issues, album reviews, podcasts and videos. After all, you’re a serious jazz fan, and you deserve an immersive jazz media experience. That’s what JAZZIZ does best. Feature image of Myra Melford provided courtesy the artist.