Here are some artists who have gained my attention recently:
Matt Nelson – interesting new voice on tenor saxophone.
Jonathan Goldberger – an innovative guitar player who is unpredictably creative in the live setting, Goldberger is one of the unsung heroes of the past decade, appearing in many sideman roles. More recently, he has co-led the band Surface to Air.
Flin van Hemmen – a Dutch drummer who has collaborated and/or performed with Kris Davis, Sean Ali, Lathan Hardy, and Ben Gerstein, among others. He is very imaginative and innovative in the live setting.
More to come!