Reader request for recent jazz CDs

Out here in Japan I am going through some of the old requests; here is one:

Recommendations re new jazz recordings

I have a few:

1. Anything by Brad Mehldau; he is a very subtle pianist, broadly in the mold of Bill Evans.  Start with his CD with Pat Metheny.

2. Saudades, by Trio Beyond.  Excellent guitar work on every cut; bluesy, lots of organ.

3. Pakistani Pomade, by Alexander von Schlippenbach; the sort of jazz that hurts most people’s ears.

4. Ramasuri, by Max Nagl.  An exhilarating blast, with strong overtones of Klezmer.

Those are my favorites from the last two years or so.  What do you all recommend?


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