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John Coltrane: A Love Supreme (The Complete Masters)

Fifty years later, with American music changed indelibly because of A Love Supreme, that seems like enough reason to celebrate the album yet again.

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Bobby Rush: Chicken Heads: A 50-Year History Of Bobby Rush

An amazingly curated and lovingly rendered collection that examines the wildly entertaining music of Bobby Rush.

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Lili N - “One” (audio) (premiere)

The young Italian artist steps out of the movie business and into music without missing a beat.

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23 Nov 2015 // 1:00 PM

The Nightowls: Fame Sessions

For their latest, Austin’s the Nightowls head straight to the source to create an album worthy of inclusion alongside the many classics to have come out of the legendary Fame studios.

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23 Nov 2015 // 2:10 AM

Son Little: Son Little

He says he’s a loser. But you know he doesn’t mean it. And he knows you know he doesn’t mean it—and that makes it sincere (with an emphasis on the sin!).

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Indigo Face - “At the Gate” (video) (premiere)

The European band's sensual pop hybrid comes into full bloom in their new video.

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Brad Mehldau: 10 Years Solo Live

Brad Mehldau's career as a solo artist, in all senses of that word, takes a huge leap forward with this box set.

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17 Nov 2015 // 2:05 AM

Bobby Womack: The Preacher

By collecting the late Bobby Womack’s first five albums in one place, The Preacher follows the soul great’s evolution from influenced to influence.

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16 Nov 2015 // 2:10 AM

John Newman: Revolve

That huge voice -- and those glossy production values -- are in full force on album No. 2.

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Chi - “Antidote” (video) (premiere)

The Bristol-born singer makes a strong first impression on this special live performance.

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Sarah Dashew - “Roll Like a Wheel” (audio) (premiere)

Tejano, gospel, and West Coast pop converge on the title track from Dashew's new album.

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12 Nov 2015 // 2:20 AM

Tigran Hamasyan: Luys i Luso

On his latest release, chameleonic pianist Tigran Hamasyan delivers a mesmeric set of Armenian sacred music infused with his idiosyncratic compositional approach.

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Unloved - “Guilty of Love (Andy Weatherall Vocal Mix)” (video) (premiere)

Two film composers and a singer have teamed up for a fascinating, dreamy new musical project.

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Matthew Shipp Trio: The Conduct of Jazz

Matthew Shipp proves once again why he belongs in the upper echelon of modern jazz pianists.

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10 Nov 2015 // 2:05 AM

Ruby Amanfu: Standing Still

Standing Still bleeds organic warmth—the kind sorely lacking from today's high-fructose musical fare.

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Sugar Joans - “NVR” (audio) (premiere)

The young singer makes a strong first impression on her edgy new R&B track.

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Chick Corea & Bela Fleck: Two

Virtuosos Fleck and Corea come together once more for a celebratory live performance that captures both in their respective element.

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Dream Koala - “Dimension Sleeper” (audio) (premiere)

The rising French-Brazilian artist returns with a stunning new track.

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Brenna Whitaker - “Anyone Who Had a Heart” (audio) (premiere)

The rising jazz/pop singer knocks a Bacharach classic out of the park.

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Mary Halvorson: Meltframe

On Halvorson's mesmerizing new solo guitar record, she knows the best way to honor jazz's history is give a nod to the greats and then break that history down so you can innovate your way to the future.

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Because Blood Is Drama: Considering Carnage in Video Games and Other Media

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