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Vaporwave Ambassador-Turned-Future Funk Heartthrob Talks about Change: A Chat with Skylar Spence

From the bedroom of Skylar Spence (fka Saint Pepsi) comes Prom King, the first album under the new moniker of young producer Ryan DeRobertis. He shares his thoughts about dropping out of college, his surprising propulsion into the mainstream, and his growth as a musician.

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29 Sep 2015 // 2:20 AM

Kaskade: Automatic

As usual, Kaskade draws strength from mainstage EDM culture. Unfortunately for him, right now that culture is the weakest it's ever been.

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Erroll Garner: The Complete Concert by the Sea

A touchstone record for mid-century jazz gets a second wind thanks to the discovery of an extra hour of music. That's right.

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Nadia Kazmi - “Haunting” (video) (premiere)

The searing, dark blues rock of this track lives up to its title.

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Jono McCleery - “Halfway” (audio) (premiere)

The latest track by Jono McCleery sounds accessible yet experimental, which is no easy task.

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Phil and Dave Alvin Uncover More Common Ground on ‘Lost Time’

Though fences had been mended, the brothers faced another conundrum: How do you follow the success of that reunion project?

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Free Agent of Sound: An Interview with Rob Mazurek

The heralded avant-jazz great Rob Mazurek speaks of space operas, working through grief with music, and, of course, the singularity.

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Dave Alvin and Phil Alvin: Lost Time

They are shaking, banging, crashing, and clattering in that old timey way that gets one kicked out of one paradise and exiled into the next.

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Kamasi Washington at Blue Note: 25 August 2015 (Photos)

All the press raving about Kamasi Washington are correct. The tenor saxophonist's Epic performances are not to be missed.

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The Souljazz Orchestra: Resistance

This is Souljazz-lite.

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Melody Gardot: Currency of Man

Largely leaving her jazz-pop past behind, Melody Gardot tries her hand at more soulful fare with highly rewarding results.

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William Parker: For Those Who Are, Still

Jazz bassist William Parker escorts himself into a whole new realm of modern music on For Those Who Are, Still.

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Kevin Gordon: Long Gone Time

A necessary soundtrack for these times: a reflection on America, mid-apocalypse.

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For Jazz and Gospel Artists and Audiences, Music Is Their Faith, and Faith Is Their Rock

Black music's spiritual aspect may be a given, but two new books, A City Called Heaven and Spirits Rejoice! go deep into explaining how that actually happens.

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Dee Dee Bridgewater: Dee Dee’s Feathers

Bridgewater turns in a loving tribute to the city and its rich musical heritage a decade after the devastation of Hurricane Katrina.

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Love & the Zealous - “Dock of the Bay” (video) (premiere)

The Texas band pulls off an inspired cover of Otis Redding's classic.

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

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

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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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