The Subtle One
Label: Blue Note Records
Jason Moran is one of the premier musicians redefining jazz in the modern era. Moran has serious piano chops, but he's equally adept as a bandleader and writer. This 2010 Blue Note release celebrates a decade of Bandwagon, Moran's trio with Tarus Mateen (bass) and Nasheet Waits (drums). The trio's lightning-quick reflexes, muscular sound and experimental streak highlight "Gangsterism Over Ten Years," "RFK in the Land of Apartheid" and "Feedback Pt. 2," a guitar-free tribute to Hendrix's legendary performance at the Monterey Pop Festival.