Pop-soul band Lake Street Dive wants to spread a little joy around. What’s wrong with that?

NEW YORK — NEW YORK (AP) — Lake Street Dive chooses to spread some joy. You got a problem with that? The veteran pop-soul band’s upbeat approach permeates the new disc “Good Together,” with the title track’s sprightly synthesizers pushing along members’ Rachael Price and Akie Bermiss duet about of a couple in that stage … Read more

Music Review: Concert album from the Tomasz Stanko Quartet explains the jazz lineup’s staying power

Jazz trumpeter Tomasz Stanko ’s first notes on the new album “September Night,” dark and slightly distant, sound as though they’re coming from the hereafter. Stanko died in 2018, and his new album is a previously unreleased recording of a 2004 concert by his quartet. Along with the trumpeter, the show in Munich featured his … Read more

Jazz, justice and Juneteenth: Wynton Marsalis and Bryan Stevenson join forces to honor Black protest

NEW YORK — Black music traditions such as jazz are central to celebrations of Juneteenth, says civil rights lawyer and jazz pianist Bryan Stevenson. That’s why he and Pulitzer Prize-winning jazz artist Wynton Marsalis have debuted “Freedom, Justice and Hope,” a live performance album of historic jazz records created to protest racial injustice, in time … Read more

Music Review: The María’s ‘Submarine’ immerses listeners in a blue world of mellow dance beats

When the indie pop band The Marías emerged in 2017 with their first EP, “Superclean Vol. 1,” they quickly solidified a sound. It wasn’t any one sound, really, but a sonic identity. With lead vocalist María Zardoya’s mellow, romantic vocals serving as the unifier, the band’s productions were free to oscillate between dance beats, Latin … Read more

The Rolling Stones set to play New Orleans Jazz Fest 2024, opening Thursday

NEW ORLEANS — It looks like the third time is the charm as the 2024 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage festival prepares, again, for The Rolling Stones to perform. The festival, which spans two weekends, is set to open Thursday with dozens of acts playing daily on 14 stages spread throughout the historic Fair Grounds … Read more

Music Review: Faye Webster’s indie ‘Underdressed at the Symphony’ journeys through a lifetime

Faye Webster, known for her thoughtful blend of indie rock, folk and country, has a new album titled “Underdressed at the Symphony.” The release journeys through a lifetime — looking back at childhood and ahead to adult relationships — without ever sounding rushed. The Atlanta-based singer-songwriter’s new record retains the warm, relaxed tone of her … Read more