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Jarryd James: Give Me Something

Australian singer-songwriter/producer Jarryd James shows some pop sophistication on "Give Me Something".

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The Weeknd: Beauty Behind the Madness

Beauty swaps the Weeknd's black light laments for humming neon fluorescents, the party line kept intact though the guests are having much more fun.

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Ashford and Simpson: Is it Still Good to Ya / Stay Free

There are spaces where one can imagine audiences finding the groove in the disco rap suggested by these recordings.

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27 Aug 2015 // 5:00 PM

Naomi Shelton and the Gospel Queens - “You Got to Move” (audio)

Daptone Records usually delivers the goods, and this is no exception.

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27 Aug 2015 // 2:30 AM

FKA twigs: M3LL155X

The success of FKA twigs says as much about shifting public tastes as it does her unique style.

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FKA twigs: M3LL155X (take 2)

With M3LL155X FKA twigs cements her status as the most experimental pop musician within the last few years.

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26 Aug 2015 // 2:10 AM

Jill Scott: Woman

On Woman, Jill Scott is both reflective and bitter: not only with the world, but also herself.

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The John Patitucci Electric Guitar Quartet: Brooklyn

A surprising album from the astonishing bassist, playing only electric along with guitarists Adam Rogers and Steve Cardenas, along with Brian Blade on drums.

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‘Spirits Rejoice!’ Takes a New Look Into an Old Tradition

Scholar Jason C. Bivins thinks through more difficult aspects of the relationships between jazz and American religions, while at the same time examining the permeability of both.

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Barrence Whitfield and the Savages: Under the Savage Sky

Barrence Whitfield and the Savages sound as wonderfully raw and unhinged as ever on their latest record. Hopefully it will find an audience to match.

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The Hamiltons - “Paranoid” (audio) (premiere)

The Australian siblings delve into schmaltzy '50s jazz pop on their new single.

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The Isley Brothers: The RCA Victor & T-Neck Album Masters (1959-1983)

This boxed set reveals the full scope of the Ohio-born group's genius across 23 discs and hours of pure joy.

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Kayla - “No Smoke Without Fire” (video) (premiere)

The BRIT School product makes an immediate impression on her slow-burning new video.

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Darius Jones: Le bébé de Brigitte (Lost in Translation)

Darius Jones continues his Man’ish Boy epic with the highly expressive, vital and wildly compelling Le bébé de Brigitte (Lost in Translation).

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Lisa Stansfield - “All Around the World” (live) (video) (premiere)

The great soul diva returns with a live album celebrating her 2014 comeback.

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Iris Dement: The Trackless Woods

Iris Dement’s The Trackless Woods sets Russian poet Anna Akhmatova’s poetry to music with excellent results.

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Satoko Fujii Orchestra Berlin: Ichigo Ichi/Satoko Fujii Tobira: Yamiyo Ni Karasu

It's another day at the office for Satoko Fujii and Natsuki Tamura -- meaning they just released two albums designed to kick down more doors in jazz.

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Elise Testone - “Now” (audio) (premiere)

The American Idol finalist continues to successfully distance herself from the hype machine, finding her own voice in the process.

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Terry Adams - “Hornin’ In” (audio) (premiere)

Thelonious Monk is given a loving new interpretation by the NRBQ veteran and his friends.

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Doug Locke - “Style on Fleek” (audio) (premiere)

Locke's latest is a nasty R&B jam with a little contemporary slang for good measure.

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