Dan Weiss is one of the most versatile drummers around today and is thus in great demand. He has worked with, among others, John Zorn, Chris Potter, Rudresh Mahanthappa, and Jen Shyu. His first album, Fourteen, made the top ten list of The New York Times best recordings of 2014 and its follow-up, Sixteen, was also highly acclaimed. Weiss’s latest album, Starebaby, released in spring, is the realization of his long-held dream to make music in which jazz enters into a dialog with heavy metal and electronic music. For this project, Weiss worked with several of today’s most gifted musicians: Craig Taborn (piano and Fender Rhodes), Matt Mitchell (piano, Prophet-6 and modular synthesizers), Ben Monder (guitar), and Trevor Dunn (bass guitar). On Starebaby, you hear the rhythm of the tide ebbing and flowing, followed by the sinister rumbling of a storm that builds into a brutal roar and then fades into silence.