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3 May 2016 // 1:08 PM

Laura Mvula - “Phenomenal Woman” (Singles Going Steady)

You have to give it to Laura Mvula; her vocal chops are second to none.

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Danny Green Trio: Altered Narratives

Danny Green's exuberant trio prove that lightning can strike twice.

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3 May 2016 // 11:10 AM

Moreland & Arbuckle - “Mean and Evil” (video) (premiere)

Kansas trio Moreland & Arbuckle plays a smokin' bluesy brand of roots rock that's so hot it could burn the house down.

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2 May 2016 // 8:20 AM

Jameszoo: Fool

Jameszoo's debut album not only is the best jazz album since Flying Lotus' You’re Dead!, but it's also one of the best albums this year, period

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Nik Bärtsch’s Mobile: Continuum

Pianist Nik Bärtsch returns to the group he helmed before signing to ECM, assembling an album that will move your toes as it stirs your head.

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Terrace Martin: Velvet Portraits

With Velvet Portraits, Martin continues on his quest to become a modern jazz-fusion great while also giving a nod to his Los Angeles roots in the process.

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Kanye and Mingus: Gifted, Complicated and Proud of It

Charles Mingus and Kanye West represent an extreme form of the complicated-and-proud-of-it black man, within a society that prefers its black men as uncomplicated and untroubling as possible.

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Anders Osborne - “Life Don’t Last That Long” (video) (premiere)

On his new video, Anders Osborne goes in for a southern California vibe as its gentle, slow grooves echo the feeling of sweet, sunny California beach days.

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Allison Miller’s Boom Tic Boom: Otis Was a Polar Bear

The eclectic drummer fronts her best jazz band ever, setting up clarinet, cornet, violin, and piano to fly free and have fun. Allison Miller is a force.

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Miles Davis, Robert Glasper, Bilal - “Ghetto Walkin’” (Singles Going Steady)

The tempo of "Ghetto Walkin" is noticeably faster than the Davis original, yet it creates a rich texture of sound that is well paced by the dry percussion.

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21 Apr 2016 // 11:45 AM

Jameszoo - “Flu feat. Arthur Verocai” (Singles Going Steady)

Jameszoo's "Flu" is simply the greatest piece of contemporary jazz in 2016 thus far.

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The Reverend Shawn Amos - “You’re Gonna Miss Me (When I Get Home)” (premiere)

The Reverend Shawn Amos is on a mission to bring blues to wider attention within pop culture spaces.

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Various Artists: Miles Ahead Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

Don Cheadle, director and star of Miles Ahead, has assembled a mostly enticing soundtrack to his film, though still peppered with a few inessentials.

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Peter Wolf: A Cure for Loneliness

Wolf's eighth solo album shows a gradually mellowing singer still in fine voice and experimenting with a variety of styles.

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19 Apr 2016 // 2:02 AM

Claffy: Claffy

Well-fashioned post-bop from an up-and-comer with a broad pedigree.

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14 Apr 2016 // 11:38 AM

Katy B - “I Wanna Be” (Singles Going Steady)

Katy B's "I Wanna Be" is one of the reasons why pop music is considered by many to be generic and bland.

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Keb’ Mo’: That Hot Pink Blues Album

Hot Pink essentially proves that all Keb' Mo' albums should be live albums.

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Henry Threadgill Ensemble Double Up: Old Locks and Irregular Verbs

One of contemporary jazz's most unique voices pays respect to another unique voice.

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8 Apr 2016 // 2:11 PM

Miles Davis and Robert Glasper feat. Phonte - “Violets”

"Violets" is an excellent jazz-hop single to honor the great Miles Davis.

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8 Apr 2016 // 9:28 AM

Colin Stetson - “SORROW III” (Singles Going Steady)

The track isn't merely about "sorrow", that passing sentiment of unhappiness that always allows recovery; rather, it is about this sentiment amplified tenfold.

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Supernatural: Season 11, Episode 19 - "The Chitters"

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"Another stand-alone episode, but there's still plenty to discuss in the Supernatural world.

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