Under Oblique — I's zigzag lines, Tyshawn Sorey's drums barrel along like a runaway tractor trailer. Lucy Wood/Flickr hide caption

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Tyshawn Sorey: Making 'Oblique' Patterns Move

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Steve Coleman performs with Five Elements, including Jonathan Finlayson (on trumpet, foreground), on the Harbor Stage at the Newport Jazz Festival. Erik Jacobs/NPR hide caption

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Steve Coleman And Five Elements: Newport Jazz 2011

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Pianist Kris Davis has a delicate yet searching touch on Paradoxical Frog, a trio record with Tyshawn Sorey and Ingrid Laubrock. EyeShotJazz hide caption

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Cooper-Moore, Assif Tsahar and Chad Taylor make up the funky Digital Primitives. courtesy of the artist hide caption

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