On The Anti Social Club, L.A.-based jazz keyboardist Alan Pasqua digs deep into his own electric jazz roots, rekindling the era of Miles Davis’ Bitches Brew and Herbie Hancock’s Mwandishi. Pasqua was part of the ’70s fusion scene that produced bands like Tony Williams’ Lifetime, with which Pasqua toured and recorded.

Previous Pasqua outings featured introspective standards interpretations, but here Pasqua zeroes in on jazz-rock propulsion, with updated electronics bubbling underneath Ambrose Akinmusire’s lucid trumpet and Nels Cline’s artfully messy guitar excursions.

Listeners who love funky jazz will appreciate groove-laden tunes such as appropriately titled “New Rhodes,” aptly enumerated “Wicked Good” and greasy “Fast Food,” where the old school teaches the new school some fresh tricks.

Grade: A

The Antisocial Club is currently available.