Recommended by Dave Segal
This lineup promises great things. You know keyboardist John Medeski from soul-jazz shape-shifters Medeski Martin & Wood. John Scofield has added tasteful guitar fire to the bands headed by Miles Davis, Herbie Hancock, Joe Henderson, and many other jazz and rock luminaries. Drummer Jack DeJohnette has brought phenomenal power and dexterity to loads of fusion classics, including Miles’s On the Corner, and to LPs by Alice Coltrane and Keith Jarrett. Larry Grenadier’s distinguished career has included stints with Stan Getz and Gary Burton. On their new Hudson album, the foursome finesse out some chill-inducing, low-key jazz-funk, and forge sublimely oblique covers of chestnuts by Joni Mitchell, Jimi Hendrix, Bob Dylan, and the Band.