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Jazz is all about experimentation. And if you treat the D.C. Jazz Festival as a way to experiment, by exposing your ears to new sounds, you should make a point to catch Gerald Cleaver's Black Host at the Fridge. The New York City quintet's fusion of free and modern jazz blends chaotic guitar riffage, frenetic and funky drumming, scratched strings, feedback-esque horn and freestyle piano playing into sharp, extended sound collages, occasionally drifting into what sounds like a post-punk take on free jazz. The group's engaging new album, "Life in the Sugar Candle Mines," only hints at what watching the creative process at Black Host show must be like.