Because It's Never Too Soon To Survey The Year In Jazz, 5 Songs For 2014

James Brandon Lewis' second album, Divine Travels, came out in early February. (Courtesy of the artist)
James Brandon Lewis' second album, Divine Travels, came out in early February. (Courtesy of the artist)

It may seem as if jazz recordings have slowed to a flurry, but it's more like a blizzard, with dozens already coming down in the new year. Hear highlights from a few albums worth shoveling out, by Archie Shepp, Edward Simon, James Brandon Lewis and more.

From the outside looking in, it may seem as if jazz recordings have slowed to a flurry. But it's really more like a blizzard, with dozens already coming down in the new year — including new efforts from big names like Pat Metheny, Danilo Pérez and Brad Mehldau. Before we're snowed under, here are a few others worth hearing.

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James Brandon Lewis cover

James Brandon Lewis cover

Zara McFarlane cover

Zara McFarlane cover

Album cover: Matt Wilson Quartet + John Medeski "Gathering Call" Photo Credit: Palmetto Records

Album cover: Matt Wilson Quartet + John Medeski "Gathering Call" Photo Credit: Palmetto Records

Archie Shepp cover

Archie Shepp cover

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