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Best New Songs: Emeli Sandé, Robert Glasper, Pillow Queens, Yard Act

Best New Songs: Emeli Sandé, Robert Glasper, Pillow Queens, Yard Act

The PM Picks playlist spotlights the best new songs across the varied genres we cover. This week features Emeli Sandé, Robert Glasper, Pillow Queens, and more.

R+R=Now’s ‘Live’ Honors the Tradition of Black American Creative Music

R+R=Now’s ‘Live’ Honors the Tradition of Black American Creative Music

R+R=Now is an all-star jazz collective (Robert Glasper, Derrick Hodge, Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah, Terrace Martin, Taylor McFerrin, and Justin Tyson) jamming live at New York’s Blue Note club. Chill and clean and modern.

‘Robert Glasper Experiment: Live’ Doesn’t Do the Band Justice

‘Robert Glasper Experiment: Live’ Doesn’t Do the Band Justice

With the exception of a handful of songs, Robert Glasper Experiment: Live doesn't look as good as it (sometimes) sounds.

Keyon Harrold: The Mugician

Keyon Harrold: The Mugician

A strong trumpeter puts together a potpourri of jazz, soul, hip-hop, strings, and even reggae with imagination and some daring.

The Blue Note All-Stars: Our Point of View

The Blue Note All-Stars: Our Point of View

A sextet of current Blue Note Recording artists releases a kind of thesis statement on how daring jazz mixes seamlessly with groove-based music, with a noted nod to the Blue Note past.

Common: Black America Again

Common: Black America Again

Chicago veteran returns with his 11th album, a record that sees Common reinvigorated and at his most potent and inspired, marking another entry into one of the most consistent discographies in hip-hop history.
Robert Glasper Experiment – “Day to Day” (Singles Going Steady)

Robert Glasper Experiment – “Day to Day” (Singles Going Steady)

It's a downright shame to hear Casey Benjamin's smooth voice processed with such a dated use of Auto-Tune.
Various Artists: Miles Ahead Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

Various Artists: Miles Ahead Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

Don Cheadle, director and star of Miles Ahead, has assembled a mostly enticing soundtrack to his film, though still peppered with a few inessentials.
Miles Davis, Robert Glasper, Bilal – “Ghetto Walkin'” (Singles Going Steady)

Miles Davis, Robert Glasper, Bilal – “Ghetto Walkin'” (Singles Going Steady)

The tempo of "Ghetto Walkin" is noticeably faster than the Davis original, yet it creates a rich texture of sound that is well paced by the dry percussion.
Miles Davis and Robert Glasper feat. Phonte – “Violets”

Miles Davis and Robert Glasper feat. Phonte – “Violets”

"Violets" is an excellent jazz-hop single to honor the great Miles Davis.
Lalah Hathaway – “Ghetto Boy” feat. Snoop Dogg and Robert Glasper (Singles Going Steady)

Lalah Hathaway – “Ghetto Boy” feat. Snoop Dogg and Robert Glasper (Singles Going Steady)

"Ghetto Boy" has the social awareness of Tupac, the funk-sampled sounds of a Dr. Dre track, and just a touch of NWA anger.
Monterey Jazz Festival: 19 September 2014 (Photos)

Monterey Jazz Festival: 19 September 2014 (Photos)

The 57th Annual Monterey Jazz Festival shone bright as a beacon for a long-standing organization with a mission for musical outreach and jazz education.