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Fiona Ross – Black, White and a Little Bit of Grey (2017)

Fiona Ross’ new album builds on her previous material, while demonstrating the maturation of talent this musical hand grenade has let loose.

Lara Bello, “Sola” from Sikame (2017):  One Track Mind

Lara Bello, “Sola” from Sikame (2017): One Track Mind

“Sola” is a perfect example of Lara Bello’s songwriting heft, lyrical gravitas and her engaging voice.

Ella Fitzgerald, “Perdido” (1949): Appreciations

Ella Fitzgerald, “Perdido” (1949): Appreciations

“Perdido” was supposed to be a live showcase for Charlie Parker. Then Ella Fitzgerald – who would have been 100 today – stepped up to the mic.

Nancy Wilson, “What Are You Doing New Year’s?” (1963): One Track Mind

Nancy Wilson, “What Are You Doing New Year’s?” (1963): One Track Mind

The deeply underrated Nancy Wilson nails the sense of hopeful anxiety that surrounds Dec. 31 every year.

Preston Frazier’s Best Jazz of 2016: Marquis Hill, Dave Stryker, Manu Katche + others

Preston Frazier’s Best Jazz of 2016: Marquis Hill, Dave Stryker, Manu Katche + others

Preston Frazier’s Best Jazz of 2016 list crosses a striking number of musical boundaries from straight-ahead jazz to vocalists to fusion.

Cassandra Wilson’s slow-starting Loverly didn’t take her usual risks

Cassandra Wilson’s slow-starting Loverly didn’t take her usual risks

‘Loverly,’ released in June 2008, wasn’t gutsy enough to be a top-echelon Cassandra Wilson album, though there were still plenty of enjoyable moments.

Frank Sinatra – All or Nothing At All (2015): Movies

Frank Sinatra – All or Nothing At All (2015): Movies

No other project may better capture the complex life of Frank Sinatra, born 100 years ago on Dec. 12, 1915, than HBO’s new film ‘Sinatra: All or Nothing at All.’

Frank Sinatra’s Trilogy offered one final thunderous triumph

Frank Sinatra’s Trilogy offered one final thunderous triumph

Frank Sinatra would enter a studio again only a handful of times after ‘Trilogy’ arrived 35 years ago. None produced more timeless results than this.

Ola Onabule, jazz and soul singer-songwriter: Something Else! Interview

Ola Onabule, jazz and soul singer-songwriter: Something Else! Interview

Ola Onabule has released eight albums in a career stretching more than two decades, yet there remains about him a sense of fierce independence.

Kitty La Roar with Nick Shankland + Benet McLean, Oct. 8, 2015: Shows I’ll Never Forget

Kitty La Roar with Nick Shankland + Benet McLean, Oct. 8, 2015: Shows I’ll Never Forget

How things have changed since my last Kitty La Roar gig. Paired now with Nick Shankland and Benet McLean, she has an even greater depth.

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