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Doyle Bramhall II – Rich Man (2016)

Doyle Bramhall II – Rich Man (2016)

‘Rich Man’ is a consolidation of Bramhall’s strengths as a straight-up rocker, Texas bluesman and modern soul crooner, self-produced in the psychedelic soul style of The Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach.

Esperanza Spalding – Emily’s D+Evolution (2016)

Esperanza Spalding – Emily’s D+Evolution (2016)

When a musician of Spalding’s caliber makes an “I don’t give a damn what the people think” kind of record, that’s exactly when the people need to pay the most attention.

Jeff Lorber Fusion – Step It Up (2015)

Jeff Lorber Fusion – Step It Up (2015)

‘Step It Up’ is not merely a title just as ‘The Jeff Lorber Fusion’ isn’t merely a name. It’s a challenge and Lorber with Jimmy Haslip rose up to meet it.

Jamison Ross – Jamison (2015)

Jamison Ross – Jamison (2015)

2012 Thelonius Monk Competition winner Jamison Ross won the contest with his drums, but his debut ‘Jamison’ will win more likely over listeners with his amazing voice.

Paul McCartney and Wings – Venus and Mars; At the Speed of Sound (1975-76; 2014 reissues)

Paul McCartney and Wings – Venus and Mars; At the Speed of Sound (1975-76; 2014 reissues)

Whatever their faults, these two Wings albums remain amiable artifacts from a moment of deep domesticity for Paul McCartney.

Kami Thompson, “Careful” from Family (2014): One Track Mind

Kami Thompson leads the Thompson family band through a country-pop romp called “Careful.”

Big Star – #1 Record and Radio City (2014)

Big Star – #1 Record and Radio City (2014)

As brilliant as Alex Chilton no doubt was, there’s more to Big Star.

Peter White – Smile (2014)

Spirited and sophisticated, White builds on an impressive legacy with Al Stewart.

‘I’m still kind of shocked and delirious’: Nils Lofgren goes inside his personal new box set

‘I’m still kind of shocked and delirious’: Nils Lofgren goes inside his personal new box set

This hand-picked nine-CD, one-DVD collection arrives today.

Melissa Aldana and Crash Trio – Melissa Aldana and Crash Trio (2014)

Ready or not, here comes 2013’s Monk International Competition saxophone winner Melissa Aldana. ‘Melissa Aldana & Crash Trio’ marks a solid first step in the post-Big Win phase of her young career.