The best part about being in the arts is living in a state of constant awe of one's peers. And, to that end, and without provocation (nor compensation), I offer you the following shameless plug for one of our own...although I'm certain he will object nonetheless:
Bravoflix's own content expert Maksim Velichkin is not only an astounding cellist, but a gifted improviser, too...on piano! If you're looking for something that bridges the gap between genres--and fuses them into a contemporary and artful reinterpretation that's refreshingly neither strictly classical nor really jazz--you might enjoy listening to his CDs. Better yet, contribute $25 to his Kickstarter campaign and you can get not only the CD, but admission to his live concert series...which are equally culturally englightening and a true taste of LA's art music underground.
You can find this deal here:
This is a fundraiser for my third CD of piano improvisations