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Jane Ira Bloom: Early Americans

Bloom continues to cement her reputation as one of the era's top soprano saxophonists.

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26 Jul 2016 // 3:00 AM

Is There More Hoodoo Than Blues to C.W. Stoneking?

An interview with Australia's Americana chameleon C.W. Stoneking as he embarks on a North American tour.

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22 Jul 2016 // 9:09 AM

Tony Joe White: Rain Crow

Tony Joe White is to swamp rock what the Beatles were to the British Invasion and the Sex Pistols were to punk.

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Delving Into the Marrow of a Song With Singular Jazz Singer and Songwriter René Marie

René Marie, like Gregory Porter, writes songs and creates records that have the soul and story-telling impulse to reach beyond jazz audiences.

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Various Artists: Alligator Records 45th Anniversary Collection

Alligator has always introduced listeners to incredible music, and this collection gives us more than 30 reminders of all the greats that have called the label home since 1971.

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Madeleine Peyroux - “Everything I Do Gonh Be Funky (From Now On)” (audio) (premiere)

No matter what disparate elements are thrown into the pot, the output is certainly, if counterintuitively, “funky".

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Brad Mehldau Trio: Blues and Ballads

Twenty-five years into a great career, Brad Mehldau issues one of subtlest and most comfortable trio performances.

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Ruby Friedman Orchestra: Gem

With Gem, Ruby Friedman's powerful voice has finally gotten a full-length release of its own.

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Dave King Trucking Company: Surrounded by the Night

Dave King hitches seven new melodies to his Trucking Company, a modern jazz supergroup that likes to play it cool to a fault.

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Lucky Chops - “Buyo” (video) (premiere)

Topped off with a ripping bari sax solo, "Buyo" is the kind of fiercely alive jazz which appeals to almost all music fans, regardless of jazz taste.

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Durand Jones and the Indications - ‘Durand Jones and the Indications’ (album stream) (premiere)

Durand Jones and the Indications hearken back to a time when soul was recorded, performed, and (if possible) heard live.

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Allen Toussaint: American Tunes

On his final album, New Orleans songwriter, producer, and pianist Toussaint puts his distinctive stamp on jazz, pop, and R&B classics.

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Allen Toussaint’s ‘American Tunes’ Is a Fitting Swan Song for the Late Musician

Toussaint applies his distinctive pianistic touch to a selection of songs by Duke Ellington, Fats Waller, Louis Moreau Gottschalk, Professor Longhair and Paul Simon, among several others.

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‘Janis: Little Girl Blue’ Avoids the Usual Rock Doc Clichés

Janis Joplin's life and career get the American Masters treatment in a doc that provides useful reminders about her titanic spirit and talent.

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Jack DeJohnette / Ravi Coltrane / Matthew Garrison: In Movement

One of the best jazz drummers teams up with the sons of one of the best saxophonists and bassists and delivers one of the best albums of the year, jazz or otherwise.

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Lack of Afro: Hello Baby

Technically, Hello Baby is a soul album, but in actuality it’s the furthest thing from it.

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Wes Montgomery: One Night in Indy

Previously unknown and unreleased live recording of Wes Montgomery with the Eddie Higgins Trio provides a fine view of both artists in their prime.

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On My Own Planet: An Interview With Musical Chameleon Petra Haden

Haden has played with the Decemberists, Iggy Pop, Paul Motian, and others. The ubiquitous, multi-talented artist shares her ideas on, well, almost everything.

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Almut Kühne / Gebhard Ullmann / Achim Kaufmann: Marbrakeys / Geode

Restless reed musician Gebhard Ullmann offers up two albums that reflect his never-ending search for new sounds and contexts.

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31 May 2016 // 8:14 AM

Eric Clapton: I Still Do

For a potential end, Clapton brings it back to the start.

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