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Jaga Jazzist's 'Pyramid' Is an Earthy, Complex, Jazz-Fusion Throwback

On their first album in five years, Norway's Jaga Jazzist create a smooth but intricate pastiche of styles with Pyramid.

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Auto-Mattic Transmission: Rapper Mattic Dispatches from the Left Field

The US-born rapper's at once expert and offhanded rhymes exude the kind of charm that has made Mattic a notable artist in his adopted home of France.

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Them Changes: A Conversation with Thundercat

He's the go-to bass mastermind who's anchored already-iconic albums by Kendrick Lamar and Kamasi Washington. For his latest mini-album, Thundercat gets both sad and weird, taking us on a true emotional journey.

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Garotas Suecas: Feras Míticas

Acid jazz was there before, but now it takes over.

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Koett: Lost Time

Koett's Lost Time is an animate, unruly offshoot of electronic jazz-fusion, oozing the class and style once associated with the music released by Gilles Peterson and Eddie Piller's lauded Acid Jazz imprint.

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Bluey: Leap of Faith

Jean-Paul "Bluey" Maunick may be a founding father of acid jazz, but with the release of Leap of Faith, he adds the title of soul legend to his portfolio.

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St. Germain: Tourist (Remastered)

Like so many records in those days, Tourist was a new and fresh mash-up -- even before we coined the term -- of styles that breathed youth into an art normally reserved for Sunday afternoon radio shows and sophisticated dinner parties.


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