Have been listening to a *ton* of stuff in this category lately but haven't had a lot of time to process and write about it. Still, a few quick recs (I'll start with one and add over the next day or two):
* Elusive - NU NU Sort of a beat-tape meets synth-heavy cosmic jazz thing that moves unexpectedly between easy grooves and out-on-the-edge flashes of noise. *Very* bass-forward courtesy of Bubby Lewis, probably what keeps drawing me back to the record, tbh. A number of folks from the LA/west coast scene, too.
Other contributors include: - lots of sax from Ian Roller - Josh Koslow, trumpet - Jimetta Rose pops in once or twice for some vocals (yup!) - Chris Keys is on a track - Aaron Shaw (LA scene, one part of Black Nile - same label, too)