So many..... but just a few.....
These are Tim Berne vehicles, with Marc Ducret and Tom Rainey. This is angular stuff, but with strong melodies.
I just bought a couple of CD's by Zooid, and to be honest they remind me strongly of Big Satan.
Gary Thomas is another sax player - and he's terrific. This is high-energy stuff.
Moran is a pianist, and you can trust anything he does. Some of his Bjork pieces are extraordinary. Again, he stretches out, but is rooted in strong melodies.