One of the best of this and any year is "The Broader Picture", the music of drummer-composer Billy Hart performed by Mr. Hart & the WDR Big Band with arrangements by Christophe Schweizer.
Here's one of the great tracks:
Here's the drummer with The Cookers from 2014:
A change of pace now with John Hollenbeck & Claudia Quintet:
Later in August, Palmetto Records releases Matt Wilson's Honey & Salt "Music Inspired by the Poetry of Carl Sandburg" - the blend of music and poetry is a delight and features Mr. Wilson in the company of Jeff Lederer (saxophones, clarinet, piccolo), Ron Miles (cornet), Dawn Thomson (guitars, vocal), and Martin Wind (acoustic bass):