Fall Preview 2019: The Best in Jazz Across the Board, From Fresh Faces to Reigning Masters
Pianist-composer Kris Davis marshals an impressive array of talent on Diatom Ribbons, from guitarists Marc Ribot and Nels Cline to tenor saxophonists Tony Malaby and JD Allen. But the core of the album is her hookup with Val Jeanty on turntable and Terri Lyne Carrington on drums — staunch modernists with a gift for collage. (Esperanza Spalding turns up as a spoken-word poet, her voice joining those of Cecil Taylor and Olivier Messiaen, in sampled form.) Oct. 4, Pyroclastic.