Al Foster

Nathan West

Also: new music by Al Foster, Jeremy Udden, Aaron Novik and Keiko Matsui.

With Four in One, its sophomore effort, Heads Of State puts its money where its mouth is. As the album’s title suggests, this is a band that presents a unified front even as it showcases the individual talents of pianist Larry Willis, bassist David Williams, saxophonist Gary Bartz and drummer Al Foster.