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Fresh Squeezed

Jerry Tolson
JEKATO MUSIC

Can you say “straightahead jazz”?

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Truth Serum

Finlism
BEATXTRACT/GRIMEY RHYME REGIME

A family affair, producer Paul “Finlism” Finley built the tracks while his 14-year-old son Damian mixed and mastered a Whitman’s sampler of the city’s nicest emcees for the

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But Beautiful

The Brandon Bernstein Trio
SELF-RELEASED

If you’re seeking a guitarist who will turn it up to 11, look elsewhere.

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Apocalypse

Thundercat
BRAINFEEDER

Bass players, the second-class citizens of bands, have been stepping to the fore with some great records lately.

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That’s It!

Preservation Hall Jazz Band
COLUMBIA LEGACY

After a half century of presenting traditional jazz, the PHJB has released its first album of all original music, proudly maintaining its heritage while simultaneously showing there can be somethin

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Tonight You Look Like a Spider

David Yow
JOYFUL NOISE

What expectations you have for David Yow should be completely ignored.

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Endless Fantasy

Anamanaguchi
DREAM.HAX

Imagine a pillowcase full of sand, within which some cruel individual has hidden more than a few Jolly Ranchers and Tootsie Rolls.

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Close Encounters

Various Artists
ISLAND EARTH
Nothing like some friendly competition to bring out the best in you.
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Magnetic

Terence Blanchard
BLUE NOTE

The buzz on trumpeter Terence Blanchard’s new album is almost deafening, and rightly so.

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Soft Will

Smith Westerns
MOM + POP
Though the name Soft Will lacks the brash and youthful imperative of Dye it Blonde, Smith Westerns’ latest finds the band sharpening their songwriting cho