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15 Jazz Albums for People Not Sure They Like Jazz

15 Jazz Albums for People Not Sure They Like Jazz

These 15 jazz albums for people not sure they like jazz provide a gateway to a style or artist – an invitation to enter and hopefully emerge wanting more.

Nina Simone Thrilled the Jazz Festival Crowds on  ‘The Montreux Years’

Nina Simone Thrilled the Jazz Festival Crowds on ‘The Montreux Years’

The Montreux Years is a live album that will last in its ambiguous glory due to Nina Simone’s musical and performative talents.

New Gen: New Gen

New Gen: New Gen

As the mainstream gradually catches up and embraces grime, New Gen delivers an exciting insight into the next wave of artists breaking through.
What Happened, Miss Simone? Captures Its Subject in Stained Glass

What Happened, Miss Simone? Captures Its Subject in Stained Glass

This award-winning documentary raises the bar for how Simone is represented in popular culture and history books. It's now on DVD with a 15-song bonus CD.
Kelis – “Feeling Good (Live From the Brighton Dome)” (video)

Kelis – “Feeling Good (Live From the Brighton Dome)” (video)

In tribute to the late, great Nina Simone, the American singer-songwriter Kelis belts the classic "Feeling Good" in this live capture from the Brighton Dome in the UK.
Rhiannon Giddens: Tomorrow Is My Turn

Rhiannon Giddens: Tomorrow Is My Turn

Everything works on Tomorrow Is My Turn, an album that heralds the arrival of a major American artist.
The 10 Best Songs About New Beginnings

The 10 Best Songs About New Beginnings

In honor of a new year, here is a list of songs that can help nudge even the idlest of souls off the couch in 2015.

Ten Great Cover Singers

Laura Mvula: Sing to the Moon

Lianne La Havas: Lost and Found

N’Dambi: Pink Elephant

Nina Simone: To Be Free: The Nina Simone Story