Articles tagged jazz|folk|singer-songwriter|roots|canadian

Robert Glasper: Everything’s Beautiful: The Recordings of Miles Davis Reimagined by Robert Glasper

Robert Glasper honors a jazz legend in the best way possible.

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Max Hatt / Edda Glass: Ocean of Birds

Dedicatedly low-tempo as it may be, the passion put into this album makes for an easy listen.

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20 May 2016 // 8:44 AM

Bob Dylan: Fallen Angels

Fallen Angels is a touching tribute to Dylan’s continued passion for music, his love of performing and a celebration of some damn good songs.

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Mark Erelli - “Analog Hero” (video) (premiere)

Mark Erelli's direct and seemingly simple style of writing and telling a story compares favorably to the work of Guy Clark.

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Bear Medicine - “Infestation” (video) (premiere)

Unfolding like a time-lapse night terror, "Infestation" from Lexington, Kentucky quartet Bear Medicine is the soundtrack to anxious pre-dawn hours.

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18 May 2016 // 12:59 PM

Kacy and Clayton - “Strange Country” (Singles Going Steady)

"Strange Country" is folk music at its finest, and deserves to be heard.

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18 May 2016 // 2:15 AM

Marissa Nadler: Strangers

Marissa Nadler’s newest release is the type of solid work we've come to expect from her.

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Darlingside - “White Horses” (video) (premiere)

Darlingside's most striking feature is those pristine, crystalline harmonies that the four-member band spin like the finest of weavers.

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13 May 2016 // 11:48 AM

Sara Watkins - “Move Me” (Singles Going Steady)

"Move Me" is a melodically ambitious roots-folk stomper that injects a singer-songwriter moodiness into the straightforward vigor of '60s rock 'n' roll.

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Levi Parham - “These American Blues” (audio) (premiere)

Levi Parham's freewheeling "These American Blues" and its false promises could stand as a rootsy election year anthem.

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Transcendental Night with Jazz Legends Sun Ra Arkestra and Pharoah Sanders

Red Bull Music Academy's spiritual jazz evening included legends Sun Ra Arkestra and Pharoah Sanders plus a set from Kamasi Washington.

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Ralph Alessi: A Trumpet King for 2016

Quietly, brilliantly, Brooklyn-based jazz trumpeter Ralph Alessi is everywhere at once, defining the music with flexibility and freedom.

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Gregory Porter: Take Me to the Alley

The jazz/soul singer serves up a record even stronger than his last, built on feeling, canny arrangements, and a spectacular voice.

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10 May 2016 // 2:10 AM

Camila Meza: Traces

Camila Meza is a guitarist and singer from Chile who puts her jazz skills and delightful, appealing voice into collection that is not watered down pop and not classic jazz. What is it? Marvelous, original, easy to love.

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9 May 2016 // 10:40 AM

David Nyro - “Violence of the Heart” (audio) (premiere)

Seattle singer-songwriter David Nyro writes bravely about matters of the heart in masterfully constructed and composed songs.

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Petra Haden and Jesse Harris: Seemed Like a Good Idea: Petra Haden Sings Jesse Harris

This is exquisite chamber rock. It is organic, free-range, artisanal pop music. If kale salad were to take on the character of jazz-inflected songwriting, it would be Seemed Like a Good Idea.

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Haroula Rose: Here the Blue River

Haroula Rose writes and sings about ways of escape on a record that doesn't offer easy answers but does give us hope.

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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 // 12:17 PM

Mark Erelli: For a Song

Seminal folk music from an artist so often compared to the seminal greats.

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