AMN Picks of the Week: Claudia Quintet / Barchan / Mazurek & Kelly / Braxton / Thumbscrew / Nguyen & Cinchel

Braxton, Anthony

Here is where I post, at a frequency of about once a week, a list of the new music that has caught my attention that week. All of the releases listed below I’ve heard for the first time this week and come recommended.

The Claudia Quintet – Super Petite (2016)
Barchan – Soliton (2015)
Rob Mazurek / Emmett Kelly – Alien Flower Sutra (2016)
Anthony Braxton – Quintet (Tristano) 2014 (2016)
Thumbscrew (Halvorson / Formanek / Fujiwara) – Convallaria (2016)
Nhung Nguyen / Cinchel – The Movement of an Old Soul (2016)