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Vijay Iyer, Joe Lovano, Fred Hersch and Julian Lage among major fall releases

Howard Reich

4:40 PM EDT, September 5, 2013

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The most anticipated jazz recordings of the fall season:

Linda Oh: "Sun Pictures" (current). Best known for her work with trumpeter Dave Douglas, bassist Oh conceived her third album as a chronicle of her journeys around the world.

Tom Kennedy: "Just Play!" (current). The bass wizard partners with trumpeter Tim Hagans, saxophonist George Garzone, guitarist Mike Stern and others.

Fred Hersch and Julian Lage: "Free Flying" (current). Eminent pianist Hersch and rising star guitarist Lage in live performance.

Dave Holland: "Prism" (current). Bassist Holland leads a new quartet, with guitarist Kevin Eubanks, keyboardist Craig Taborn and drummer Eric Harland.

Clark Sommers: "Ba(SH)" (current). Three of Chicago's most dynamic improvisers – saxophonist Geof Bradfield, bassist Clark Sommers and drummer Dana Hall – join forces.

Don Stiernberg: Mandoboppin! (current). The mandolin virtuoso unfurls mostly original compositions.

Ryan Cohan: "The River" (current). Cohan's suite was inspired by a tour of Africa and attests to his deepening skills as composer of large-form works.

Chicago Jazz Orchestra: "Burstin' Out" (current). Jeff Lindberg's mighty band with vocalist Cyrille Aimee.

Howard Alden/Andy Brown Quartet: "Heavy Artillery" (current). Guitarists Alden and Brown document their long-standing partnership.

Vijay Iyer & Mike Ladd: "Holding it Down: The Veterans' Dreams Project" (Sept. 10). Pianist Iyer and poet Ladd collaborate again, this time in exploring the lives of veterans of color.

Michele Rosewoman: "New Yor-Uba" (Sept. 10). Subtitled "30 Years – A Musical Celebration of Cuba in America," pianist Rosewoman weaves the sounds of two cultures.

Geri Allen: "Grand River Crossings: Motown & Motor City Inspirations" (Sept. 10). In the final installment of a trilogy, pianist Allen's visits her roots in Detroit.

Stephan Crump: "Thwirl" (Sept. 10). Bassist Crump releases his third album with his long-running Rosetta Trio, featuring guitarists Liberty Ellman and Jamie Fox.

Joe Lovano: "Wild Beauty" (Sept. 10). The ubiquitous tenor saxophonist collaborates with the Brussels Jazz Orchestra in arrangements by Gil Goldstein.

Gregory Porter: "Liquid Spirit" (Sept. 17). The rising jazz vocalist makes his Blue Note Records debut.

Mike Jones Trio: "Plays Well with Others" (Sept. 17). A brilliant mainstream pianist, Jones collaborates with drummer Jeff Hamilton and bassist Mike Gurrola, mostly in standards.

Matthew Shipp: "Piano Sutras" (Sept. 24). The rhapsodic, experimental pianists plays solo.

Allen Toussaint: "Songbook" (Sept. 24). In the autumn of his career, songwriter Toussaint has become a leading soloist and here sings and plays his tunes.

The Claudia Quintet: "September" (Sept. 24). Drummer John Hollenbeck leads his Claudia Quintet in compositions developed without putting pen to paper.

Matana Roberts: "COIN COIN Chapter Two: Mississippi Moonchile" (Oct. 1). Saxophonist Roberts leads a sextet in an extended, narrative composition.

Marquis Hill: "The Poet" (Oct. 22). Trumpeter Hill's Blacktet features alto saxophonist Christopher McBride, vibist Justin Thomas, pianist Josh Moshier, bassist Joshua Ramos and drummer Makaya McCraven.

William Parker: "Wood Flute Songs: Anthology/Live 2006-2012" (Nov. 12). This 8-CD set will feature previously unreleased material.

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