My monthly list of recommended CDs, as published in The New York City Jazz Record, May 2013:

JD Allen, Grace (Savant)

Steve Coleman and Five Elements, Functional Arrhythmias (Pi)

Kris Davis, Capricorn Climber (Clean Feed)

Jason Mears Electric Quintet, Book of Changes: Part I (Prefecture)

O’Farrill Brothers Band, Sensing Light (Zoho)

Thiefs (Melanine Harmonique)