Interesting new band Flying Machines are releasing their Kickstarter funded self-titled debut album this autumn. 

Fashioning an in your face blend of modern jazz and prog rock the band have been together for a few years and are led by guitarist Alex Munk, with Matt Robinson on piano/keyboards, Conor Chaplin, formerly of World Service Project, on electric bass and Dave Hamblett on drums completing the personnel. Dates following October release include a London Jazz Festival appearance with more touring next year.

Here’s 'Volver’ from Latin American Songbook, new from pianist Edward Simon to be released by the Sunnyside label next month.

The Venezuelan who is based in the San Francisco Bay Area is in a trio setting here with bassist Joe Martin and drummer Adam Cruz.

The album contains versions of Astor Piazzolla’s ‘Libertango’ and Antônio Carlos Jobim’s ‘Chega de Saudade’ among its selections.