Friday, February 26, 2021

Tag: Jazz

New Music: Brijean’s lovely ‘Feelings’ updates mellow disco flair with cool-out confidence

After all we've been through, the perfect record for a cold one in your right hand and a cute one on your left.

Oakland’s Brijean on effervescent new LP ‘Feelings’—and music’s essential conviviality

"It was like sampling ourselves or our group of friends," say duo, whose technique included hours of improvisation.

Good Things: STR4TA drops ‘Aspects’—plus 4 more new reasons to groove

JWORDS with a much-needed sonic cleanse, a pair of releases by Mark de Clive-Lowe, and new Gilles Peterson

New Music: Behold the curious power of ’80s Japanese mutant pop

'Somewhere Between' comp highlights moment when minimal electronic gestures seemed like big experiments.

Tony Bennett is battling Alzheimer’s—here’s a quick story about his greatness

17 years ago, the big band legend unexpectedly rocked the house at the Bridge School benefit.

New Music: Support these excellent artists directly this week

Sitka Sun, BĂ©zier, Juju, Danielle de Picciotto, Terry Gross (not that one), and more for Bandcamp Friday

New Music: 13 terrific-sounding releases on our list right now

Madlib, Arlo Parks, The Weather Station, J-Dilla, more recent and forthcoming releases that shine up 2021.

New Music: Oakland’s Brijean breezes in with tropicalia-tinged gossamer pop

On forthcoming 'Feelings,' the duo float on percussive accents, dreamy atmospheres, and relaxed vocals.

Oops, I missed it: A critic’s 2020 regrets

The stand-outs we stood up, from the 30th anniversary of 'Do The Right Thing' to the sounds of Dave Aju, Dehd, and Victoria Monet.

New Music: BBE tribute album explores Bowie’s Black sonic inspirations

Plus: Nubiyan Twist's hard-hitting Afrobeat promises, Beatchild's look back, other fresh tunes to kickstart your week.