Kris Davis Rye Eclipse A contest of daredevils. From the beginning, tenor saxophonist Tony Malaby gave her group a rough edge, but three albums in, they’ve all caught the bug. Bassist Eivind Opsvik and drummer Jeff Davis pull the rhythm apart at the seams, and the pianist-leader plunges in with rough block chords, but the trade-offs can be intricate, as in “Wayne Oskar,” when the piano leads into intriguing abstractions, then backs off as Malaby finishes the thought.

Tom Hull