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Monday July 08, 2019

From The New York Times

The Playlist: Missy Elliott’s Throwback, and 11 More New Songs. Hear tracks by Thom Yorke and Flea, Jay Som, Jazzmeia Horn, and others
BY JON PARELES, CARYN GANZ, AND GIOVANNI RUSSONELLO

“Maybe it was inevitable that ‘Green Eyes’ – the sassy, smitten closer of Erykah Badu’s album ‘Mama’s Gun,’ featuring a trumpet arrangement by Roy Hargrove – would enter jazz’s 21st-century songbook. And who better to enshrine it there than Badu’s fellow Dallasite, the 28-year-old vocalist Jazzmeia Horn, whose new album, ‘Love and Liberation,’ cements her as the next big carrier of straight-ahead jazz’s vocal tradition? Horn stakes her claim to the song through what she leaves out (its cute opening verse, talking about vegetables and lovesickness; any trumpet playing at all) as much as through what she puts in (braided vocal harmonies and a coda of scatted improvisations).”

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