Less than 18 months on from the very different Duopoly pianists Kris Davis and Craig Taborn have a new live record together, called Octopus (Pyroclastic), which will be issued towards the end of January. The duo will also tour in America.

An absorbing thrusting tonal wave of sound complete with warm colours that wash weighted, dense dissonances in a churning abstract tide, a disciplined mood duly conjured, the album was recorded live in Ann Arbor, Columbus and San Diego, and the so-monikered mollusc’s tunes are from each of the artists (two in an Interruptions’ series by Davis for instance) plus Carla Bleys beautifully understated deftly plangent Sing Me Softly of the Blues recorded by Art Farmer on his quartet album of the same name – and Ras ‘Love in Outer Space’, above.