Taking equal inspiration from jazz, western classical music, and lasting modern acts as disparate as the Bad Brains and Ornette Coleman, Clockwise offers a panoramic view of the engaging musical mind of Michael Bates, and will prove to be a watershed for enthusiasts of cutting-edge composition and improvisation.

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Trenched in free-flowing arrangements with dynamic interplay between the trio of McCaslin, bassist Hans Glawischnig, and drummer Johnathan Blake, this work harkens back to the classic trio recordings of Sonny Rollins and Joe Henderson.

Live at the Jazz Standard [2CD]

Culled from the 6-night, 12-set run at Jazz Standard in NYC, two discs of new compositions, and two 'bonus tracks,' pieces which the live arrangement is significantly different from their studio renderings.

Meaning and Mystery

Meaning and Mystery is the third album from the Dave Douglas Quintet, inspired by Miles Davis, the current work of the Wayne Shorter Quartet as well as more obscure groups such as those led by Julius Hemphill and Baikida Carroll to name a few