The April 2013 issue of Black Grooves has now been posted at<>

In honor of jazz appreciation month, our feature on The Many Sides of Contemporary Jazz explores eight recent and forthcoming jazz albums by Bluey, Jaimeo Brown, Kevin Eubanks, Boney James, Kendrick Scott Oracle, Eddie Moore and the Outer Circle, the Next Collective, and Spectrum Road.

Compilations include Wings of Love/Inspiration Information by Shuggie Otis, Fela: Best of the Black President, Gil Scott-Heron's The Revolution Begins: The Flying Dutchman Masters, roots music from Guinea Conakry packaged as Stronghold Sound presents Sembeh Ma Fa Fe: Revisits Volume, and Cesaria Evora's Mae Carinhosa featuring posthumously released recordings of the Cape Verdean singer.

New releases include Grace by gospel singer Tasha Cobbs, the mixtape In Dark Denim by Antwon, Ben Harper & Charlie Musselwhite's acoustic-leaning blues album Get Up!, the blue-eyed R&B of Jamie Lidell and the Los Angeles-based band Inc., and Sun Money featuring the reggae tinged soul of Tondrae Kemp.  Wrapping up this issue are two new albums straight from the Bristol (UK) roots reggae scene:  On the Ground (both original and dub version) by the Black Roots, and No War on Earth by Jashwha Moses.

Sponsored by the Archives of African American Music & Culture.

Brenda Nelson-Strauss
Editor, Black Grooves
Archives of African American Music & Culture
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