AMN Picks of the Week: Ava Mendoza / Max Corbacho / The Smudges / Robbie Lee / Adam Shead Quintet

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.

Ava Mendoza – New Spells (2021)
Max Corbacho – A Connection to the Wonder (2021)
The Smudges (Jeff Gauthier & Maggie Parkins) – Song and Call (2022)
Robbie Lee – Prismatist (2021)
Adam Shead Quintet – Full Cycle, Thread New (2022)