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

Ben Allison, The Stars Look Very Different Today (Sonic Camera)

Jamie Baum Septet +, In This Life (Sunnyside)

Marco Cappelli Acoustic Trio, Le Stagioni Del Commissario Ricciardi (Tzadik)

Myra Melford, Life Carries Me This Way (Firehouse 12)

Billy Mintz, Mintz Quartet (Thirteenth Note)

Colin Stranahan/Glenn Zaleski/Rick Rosato, Limitless (Capri)