Better Days is the new release by the Wisconsin-based jazz unit, Mr. Chair. The production is a fresh and innovative blend of sounds from fusion,straight-ahead, rock and classical. Fittingly, the tunes are all original compositions, undulating musical landscapes that highlight the identity of the ensemble’s vibe. The band is comprised of the talents of José Guzmán on guitar, Mark Hetzler on trombone, Ben Ferris on bass, Mike Koszewski on drums, Jason Kutz on keyboards, and Eddie Barbash on alto saxophone, with Buzz Kemper providing spoken word on one of the tracks. It all makes for a thoroughly entertaining and engaging mix that should be checked out.