I've also been lucky to hear everyone I listed live multiple times. Edward Simon is the SFJAZZ Collective pianist. I've never heard Adam Cruz as a leader, but at least once as a sideman, although I don't have a very clear impression. How would you compare him with Brian Blade, who is my yardstick for subtlety and space (hearing him tomorrow at SFJAZZ )? Conrad Herwig I have to check out!