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    ​Vocalist Samara Joy reveals a core of benevolence on A Joyful Holiday.

    Yule Tunes

    ’Tis the season. You enjoy Christmas music, but are leery of listening to the same old albums. Bored with, oh, the…

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    The Aardvark Jazz Orchestra opens its 50th anniversary concert season at MIT’s Kresge Auditorium.

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    “We used all vintage gear to add even more authenticity to the sonic picture,” Haynes said of his new blues album.

    Meaning of the Blues in Three Takes

    Warren Haynes: ‘The First Sound That Moved Me’
    At last, Warren Haynes is carrying the banner of the blues. For the…

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    New Holiday Music!

    Tis the season. Treasurable Christmas jazz albums from the past are getting gift-wrapped again. The Vince Guaraldi…

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    Professor Longhair, left, with Alligator Records founder Bruce Iglauer in 1978.

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    Warren Wolf gets into the holiday spirit with his album Christmas Vibes.

    Artists Celebrate The Season

    For years, vibraphonist Warren Wolf and 3D Jazz Trio pianist Jackie Warren cared not a whit about Christmas music. But…

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    Lucinda Williams latest effort, Good Souls Better Angels, was issued in April.

    Shadings Of The Blues Genre

    Lucinda Williams, Good Souls Better Angels (Thirty Tigers/Highway 20 H2006; 59:46 ****)

    Early concerts and…

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    Sadiki Pierre (left) and Elasea Douglas of the duo Acute Inflections have a new holiday album titled In December.

    Yuletide Music Roundup for 2019

    Despite all the machinations the music industry has experienced throughout the decades, including numerous format…

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    Ann Arbor Blues Festival 1969–Vols. 1 & 2 offers performances by a parade of blues VIPs.

    Deluxe and Definitive Blues Sets

    Michael Robert Frank, founder and CEO of the label Earwig Music, has completed his greatest rescue mission. “I’ve…

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    Gospel star CeCe Winans’ new holiday album is titled Something’s Happening!

    Yuletide Music Roundup 2018

    Of the thousands of holiday albums that have hitched rides on Santa’s sleigh, just a couple are embedded in our…

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    The Eyal Vilner Big Band has a new album titled Hanukkah.

    Yuletide Music Roundup 2017

    Unlike the ice slowly melting beneath Santa’s North Pole digs, yuletide music enjoys a state of permanence. Each year…

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