Time to look at some of the best and brightest from 2021 - and the recent past. But, lo! Is that a controversy brewing off in the distance? Sounds like the bastards once again are skeptical of generally received wisdom, whether about funky puppies or critics' darlings. Snarky Puppy – CULCHA VULCHA; Eric Revis - SLIPKNOTS THROUGH A LOOKING GLASS; Pharoah Sanders / Floating Points – PROMISES; Henry Threadgill – POOF.