There's a band being shouted about at the moment for its combination of jazz sophistication and chops with a rock power and intensity. That band is Acoustic Ladyland.
But I bet they are fans of Partisans - the quartet founded by guitarist Phil Robson and saxophonist Julian Siegel, with Thad Kelly on bass and Gene Calderazzo on drums, that is near ten years old, and has been doing this "new thing" for quite a while now.
There is that special creative tension in the front line that comes from contrasting characters who spark off each other.
Robson is the visceral one, sometimes snarling with his wha-wha pedal, or throwing out blistering runs with a distinctly rocky distortion, while Siegel is the somewhat surprised intellectual, placing structure above speed.
And just when you think you've summed them up, Robson will play some graceful, pure toned swing worthy of Kenny Burrell, and Siegel will erupt in a hot bebop flurry.
And then there's the danger of focussing just on the foreground - though, let's be fair, it's pretty difficult to ignore Calderazzo, especially in a small venue like the Belgrade Theatre's cafe.
The man works hard, plays hard and, while he sometimes shows he knows the meaning of the word "quiet", "soft" does not appear to be in his vocabulary. Which is just fine.
Kelly is both sold as a rock and full of movement. Together they constitute a rhythm team that both supports and challenges, which is why Robson and Siegel end up being pushed to their limits and therefore making new discoveries both for themselves and for their audience.
A great jazz band, then, and one which follows a stonking lunchtime session at last weekend's Coventry Jazz Festival with a gig tomorrow night at Birmingham Conservatoire.
Both gigs showcase material from their imminent release Max, dedicated to drummer Max Roach, and issued on that little giant, the intrepid independent Babel label.
Max rocks with the hardest of them, but it also swings like the blazes. Just try Robson's track The Eskaton, for hard bop delight.
For Calderazzo playing soft there's the quiet drive and lovely cymbal work of The Lacemakers, and for an example of Siegel's wit and arranging expertise there's his version of Bowie's John, I'm Only Dancing.
My own favourite, perhaps because it's written in tribute to a personal hero, Wayne Shorter, is Siegel's composition Wise Child.
This tune is somehow a perfect emulation of Shorter's own writing, but also absolutely a Partisans song, full of tension and release, of toughening sinews and loosening grips, and featuring a solo from Siegel that has immediacy and sustain.
This is a very exciting time for British jazz and Partisans are one of the prime reasons for this. Check them out - and buy the record, too.
Partisans play the Recital Hall at Birmingham Conservatoire tomorrow evening. Tickets from 0121 303 2323 (Central Library box office).
Partisans' new album Max is on Babel, number BDV2553 ****