Taken from Dancer in Nowhere to be released by Sunnyside in February the focus here is on imaginative arranging, a big strength on the lush ‘Today Not Today.’

Composer and bandleader Miho Hazama steers her 13-piece orchestra the m_unit who include guitarist Lionel Loueke and drummer Nate Wood in a direction that has a stop-start hazy sheen and positivity to it. Passing such stations along the way as intimations of Mike Gibbs, or the Gil Evans-like inspirations of Maria Schneider, the transformative effect is an inspiring beat displacing idiosyncratic blend that draws the ear in.