Looks like a pretty quiet release week but I'm probably missing stuff. What's everyone got?
Most excited about Ambrose Akinmusire's release today, "on the tender spot of every calloused moment" - waiting to check it out tonight on the deck since the weather's pretty decent
Also: Photay - Waking Hours (new-ish artist to me, just digging into his stuff but really enjoying it - been listening to a lot of four tet and floating points lately, quantic and bonobo too -- it's in some of that space -- but very much its own thing -- "Is It Right?" is blowing my mind)
No Time For Love Like Now - Michael Stipe and Big Red Machine (single, it's really really good)
GoGo Penguin - another act that's recent to me but I'm enjoying a lot
Didn't realize the new Norah Jones was out today - thanks for that. She was on Questlove Supreme a few weeks ago - pretty good interview and she was pretty excited about this record. If I remember right, she said this was inspired by some stripped down trio jazz-ish performances she did (including Brian Blade, I think). Not sure how direct the connection is to the record but that's a promising start...