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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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Kanaku y el Tigre: Quema, Quema, Quema

The Peruvian folk outlet release a more studied, atmospheric effort for their worldwide debut.

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Lara Ruggles - “The Dove” (audio) (premiere)

The Denver singer-songwriter comes through with a stunning epic ballad from her new album.

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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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Noah Gundersen: Carry the Ghost

Beautiful, melancholy folk-pop that wrestles with spiritual and philosophical matters.

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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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Jenny Ritter - “Been So Kind” (audio) (premiere)

The young Canadian singer-songwriter knows a thing or two about a rustic life.

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Shane Tutmarc - “So Hard to Make an Easy Getaway” (audio) (premiere)

The singer-songwriter returns with a powerpop song that connects perfectly.

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Elephant Revival: Sands of Now

Haunting and joyous, this is everything good folk music should be.

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Low Lily - “The Girl’s Not Mine” (audio) (premiere)

You can't get much more traditional American folk than a song inspired by, erm, Rick Springfield.

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John Moreland Restores Hope in a Hopeless World

John Moreland sings tales that crawl through the soil, hiss in the night, and burrow themselves into the heartpocket of listeners.

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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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Honey Ryder - “Dignified” (audio) (premiere)

The rising UK country trio are reissuing their debut album in advance of the US release of their new record.

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The Lonesome Billies - “1922” (audio) (premiere)

The Portland band breathe life into traditional American country on their new album.

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The Grahams - “Gambling Girl” (video) (premiere)

According to Alyssa and Doug Graham, Delia's not gone. Not by a long shot.

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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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Bobby Long - “I’m Not Going Out Tonight” (video) (premiere)

The singer-songwriter's first video is a transatlantic collaboration that yields impressive results.

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Megan Burtt - “Real Thing” (audio) (premiere)

The Colorado singer-songwriter emulates her idols sublimely on this new track.

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Country Fried Rock: Drivin' N' Cryin' to Be Inducted into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame

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""If Drivin' N' Cryin' sounded as good in the '80s as we do now, we could have been as big as Cinderella." -- Kevn Kinney

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