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The Ruthie Foster Big Band Swings the Best Live Record of the Year So Far

Featuring several originals paired with timeless covers, Live at the Paramount finds the Ruthie Foster Big Band bringing the house down.

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Svetlana Gets "Happy" with a Pharrell Williams Cover (premiere)

Singer Svetlana brings joy and jazz to a cover of Pharrell Williams' positive pop hit "Happy".

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Rachael & Vilray Update Swing-Era Music on Their Debut

Rachael & Vilray is an absolute reflection of the jazz era while also firmly integrating the sound and energy into the contemporary moment.

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The Two Louis: "Pops" and "The Wildest"

New Orleans' two great Louis, Armstrong and Prima, were formed by their hometown and its culture; though both left the city, it never left them or their music. They were both artists and entertainers, gifted musicians, and unabashed crowd-pleasers.

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Postmodern Jukebox Returns With More Re-imagined Hits and Classics

Part reality show, a la The Voice, part old-school jukebox, and part iPhone or Spotify song shuffle, the project's premise is to basically throw things to the wall to see what sticks.

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Monsieur Periné's New Album Keeps It Tropical

The follow-up to Monsieur Periné's Latin Grammy win sees them expanding their sound on Encanto Tropical (Tropical Charm) and the group tells us all about it.

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Ella Fitzgerald and the London Symphony Orchestra: Someone To Watch Over Me

Pairing her original vocal tracks with new arrangements from the London Symphony Orchestra, Ella's "latest" release featuring some shining moments.

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Caravan of Thieves: Kiss Kiss

Caravan of Thieves deliver a fun-packed album that will have listeners dancing in the rain.

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Counterbalance: Frank Sinatra - Songs for Swingin' Lovers

291st most acclaimed album of all time, you make me feel there are songs to be sung, bells to be rung and a marvelous fling to be flung. A pre-rock masterpiece is this week's Counterbalance.

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The Dustbowl Revival: Holy Ghost Station EP

Holy Ghost Station is exceptional considering the wide range of musical territory that is covered.

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Various Artists: Swing Diskoteka

It's the irrepressible upbeat bounce of the swing that differentiates this music from other sub-genres of electronic music -- the very lighthearted carefree kick that it has.

Deanne Sole
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'Frank Sinatra: Concert Collection' The Master at Work, Captured Here

These live performances demonstrate Frank Sinatra's constant transformation; from the Jersey wiseguy monologues to singing that lays bare his soul, as though he’s shining a spotlight down a well.

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Marshall Ford Swing Band: It's About Dam Time

The old material has been renovated rather than modernised.

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Suzy Bogguss: Swing

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