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May list by Donalee Jacobs
Parking Lot Symphony
Parking Lot Symphonytrombone shorty

Trombone Shorty's latest album captures the spirit and essence of the Big Easy while redefining its sound. It blazes through a mix of '70s funk, rock, hip-hop, and R&B.

Turn Up The Quiet
Turn Up The Quietdiana krall

Diana Krall's latest album, Turn Up the Quiet, celebrates Jazz and the Great American Songbook, reuniting Diana with Grammy Award-winning producer, Tommy LiPuma. 

TajMotaj mahal & keb' mo'

Taj Mahal and Keb' Mo' are considered to be two of the most respected custodians of blues music with injections of world music. Award winning singer, songwriter, film composer, guitarist and multi-instrumentalist Taj Mahal has been acclaimed for over 50 years, while singer, songwriter, producer Keb' Mo' has for over 20 years. The two stalwarts join up on both the album and tour.

Bel Hommage
Bel Hommagepatti labelle

Patti LaBelle's first studio recording in ten years. Accompanied by contemporary string and horn arrangements, LaBelle puts her own spin on such classics as: James Moody's Mood for Love featuring urban contemporary artist Kem, Billie Holliday's Don't Explain, Jon Hendricks's Moanin' and Leonard Bernstein's I Can Cook Too, to name a few. 

Robert Cray & Hi Rhythm
Robert Cray & Hi Rhythmrobert cray & hi rhythm

Robert Cray has been bridging the lines between blues, soul, and R&B for the past four decades, with five Grammy wins and over 20 acclaimed albums. For his latest project, the Blues Hall of Famer traveled to Memphis with his friend, renowned producer Steve Jordan, to make a classic soul album with Hi Rhythm, the band that helped create that sound.

Story Songs
Story Songsbetty buckley

Betty Buckley's acclaimed live show serves as the basis for a two disc album with songs ranging from theatre classics to tracks originally recorded by Radiohead.

The Music Of John Lewis
The Music Of John LewisWynton marsalis & Jazz at lincoln center orchestra

Few captured the sleek, swinging sophistication of jazz better than pianist, composer, and bandleader John Lewis, who had a long relationship with Jazz at Lincoln Center.  In 2013, when the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis set out to honor the legend, they teamed up with Jon Batiste, the pianist and bandleader of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. Batiste joined the JLCO to tackle some of Lewis’s most iconic tunes, including Two Bass Hit and 2 Degrees East, 3 Degrees West. 

So It Is
So It IsPreservation Hall Jazz band

One of New Orleans's most respected musical ambassadors releases a new album that is inspired by the sounds of Cuba. Their latest is also produced by TV on the Radio's Dave Sitek. 

Spring Carousel
Spring Carouselgeorge winston

Celebrated pianist George Winston releases a collection of fifteen solo piano compositions that he wrote while in recovery from a bone marrow transplant. They are inspired by the circular motion of music boxes and carousels. 

Snake Attack
Snake Attackharvey mandel

Harvey "The Snake" Mandel's career has spanned over 50 years, bridging the gap between the blues, jazz and rock with his two handed fretboard tapping and his creative use of sustain and controlled feedback. Mandel was a major influence on the styles of legendary artists Stanley Jordan, Eddie Van Halen and Steve Vai, among others. His latest includes the songs Snake Attack, Sinister, Super Squid and more.

By Request
By Requestbeegie adair

Most Requested Songs And Personal Favorites. Pianist Beegie Adair presents a collection of some of her personal favorites and most requested music. 

December Avenue
December Avenuetomasz stanko & New york quartet

Four years after the landmark album Wislawa, Polish trumpeter Tomasz Stanko's New York Quartet returns with December Avenue. Always an insightful bandleader, Stanko here encourages spirited improvisation while maintaining his characteristically melancholic and soulful themes. 

Alligator Records 45th Anniversary Collection
Alligator Records 45th Anniversary Collectionvarious

Alligator Records is home to some of the world's foremost blues and roots rock talent and is regarded by fans and the media alike as the top contemporary blues record label in the world. They celebrated their 45th anniversary in 2016 with the release of this collection. The two disc set clearly lays out Iglauer's wide ranging blues vision, from the ragged glory of Hound Dog Taylor to the raw Chicago blues of Koko Taylor, Son Seals and more.