Jackie Gage – Siren Songs (2016)
Singer Jackie Gage is a truly great discovery, her debut album is one of the very best albums to come my way in a long time. Jazzy, soulful, interesting, entertaining, original… I could go on. There is also a nice selection of material like “Comes Love” and a funky version of “Afro Blue” among several originals. Excellent!
Brandee Younger – Wax & Wane (2016)
Walking in the footsteps of Alice Coltrane and Dorothy Ashby, harpist Brandee Younger released her sophomore album with Wax & Wane, following her great live set Live @ The Breeding Ground (2014) which was a loose and jazzy affair. This new studio album is much more focused and definitely funky, with nice flute by Anne Drummond. Check it out!