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Eric Clapton: Old Sock

If nothing else, Old Sock proves that Eric Clapton is comfortable being Eric Clapton.

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Espen Eriksen Trio: What Took You So Long

These tunes prove that modern jazz can comfort without turning sentimental.

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Jason Haywood: A Thousand Miles Since Yesterday

A respectable tribute that mimics a tradition, but fails to breathe new life.

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OMBRE: Believe You Me

OMBRE's Believe You Me is a most lovely palette cleanser that beckons to be experienced.

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David Reinhardt Trio: Colombe

Post-bop bliss from Django Reinhardt’s grandson.

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Mole: What's the Meaning?

A surprising and wonderful balance, What’s the Meaning? is contemporary jazz at the top of its game.

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Ravi Coltrane: Spirit Fiction

Spirit Fiction is a more than pleasing ride that never quite soars into the stratosphere, laying a firm foundation of artistry while hinting towards even greater things to come.

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Jerry Douglas: Traveler

A fine collaborative effort that lacks some of the adventure that Douglas has exhibited live and on previous solo albums.

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Wishes and Thieves: Forest Fire EP

A good example of four musicians playing off the strengths of each individual in the band.

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Lost in the Trees: A Church That Fits Our Needs

An arresting reminder of music's ability to help heal. This may be one of the best records of the year so far.

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Lake Forest: Silver Skies

Silver Skies is lush and unassuming, heartfelt but never pushy.

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Octoberman: Waiting in the Well

Marc Morrissette’s vulnerable lyrics and sensitive production merit attention from a wider audience.

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Wishes and Thieves

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O'Brother: Garden Window

Garden Window is a successful alt-metal experiment from a promising new band.

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Rosie Thomas: With Love

Rosie Thomas’ first full-length record in four years is a risky, yet utterly sincere, retro-pop gem.

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New York Standards Quartet: Unstandard

Unstandard possesses appeal and surprise for fans of classic and modern jazz. It is steeped in tradition, yet free from constraint.

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Noah and the Megafauna Release Video for “Liquid Modernity”

Put on your old time dancing shoes. Noah and the Megafauna host an apocalyptic hoedown in this new video for “Liquid Modernity (You Can Never Go Home)”. This gypsy jazz collective comes well prepared to host the last dance as the ship goes down.

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