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Out Today by The Orchard: J Alvarez, Wynton Marsalis & More

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Gather around and lend an ear. This week, The Orchard distributes a Latin banger, a sultry and intricate songstress and a powerful soundtrack. Host a listening (or watch) party and get ready for the fun, beautiful and bold, Out Today.

You can’t listen to reggaeton without moving and shaking and that’s exactly what J Alvarez is here to do with his new release La Fama Que Camina 1.5 from 2019 On Top of the World Music. Growing up in Río Piedras, Puerto Rico, Javid David Álvarez Fernández (a.k.a J Alvarez) always had a passion for music and surrounded himself with musicians. With top notch features like Jowell & Randy, Carlitos Rossy, Maldy, and Coculluela, this album is an absolute treat for Latin and reggaeton lovers. With recent hits like “Enamórate” and “Sentimientos Escondidos,” get the whole collection, out now.

Before r&b, rock or hip-hop, there was jazz. Wynton Marsalis recreates the groundbreaking music behind the new film Bolden with Bolden (Original Soundtrack) via Blue Engine Records. The nine-time GRAMMY Award winner awakens the spirit of the late trumpeter, Buddy Bolden, channeling his brassy, big, New Orleans style. As the writer, arranger, performer and executive producer, Marsalis describes Buddy Bolden to USA Today stating, “He wasn’t playing to let people know this is what we do on the bottom. He was saying this was what y’all need to be doing on the top. And when he started to play, you thought, ‘Man, could we do that?’ ” Get inspired by the virtuosity of Bolden and Marsalis with the Bolden (Original Soundtrack) , available now.

NPR starts off their First Listen article about Anna Tivel simply stating “Anna Tivel is a stickler for details.” Within ten seconds of hearing her music you completely understand what they mean. Every note, the control and texture of her vocals and the depth of the recordings, every piece adds to the intricacy of the new album The Question out now via Fluff and Gravy. The lyrics match the art with descriptions of her surroundings allowing you to travel back and relive her experiences through song. The record was engineered by Brian Joseph who’s previous works include that of Sufjan Stevens and Bon Iver. Along with producer Shane Leonard, the team were able to develop a masterful record with layers just waiting to be unveiled. Get lost in the soul of Anna Tivel with The Question .

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