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Gretchen Parlato: Master Of Restraint

Probably best known for her work with the Grammy-winning jazz star Esperanza Spalding, the singer crafts something profound on The Lost and Found.

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Paul Simon: Old Sounds, New Perspectives

So Beautiful or So What, Simon's first album of new material in five years, intersperses transcendent moments of beauty alongside the singer's familiar tricks.

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