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Cymbals Eat Guitars (photo by Shervin Lainez)
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Five Notable Releases of the Week (9/16)

Four excellent rock albums and an album that pushes the boundaries of modern-day jazz.

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Frank Ocean mag photos courtesy of P Squared.
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listen to Frank Ocean’s favorite songs (as listed in his ‘Boys Don’t Cry’ zine)

It's very a eclectic playlist, as you would probably expect from Frank, covering a ton of stylistic and historical ground.

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Herbie Hancock played BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Fest (pics, video)

Herbie Hancock and his new band -- which includes prolific West Coast hip hop producer and Kendrick Lamar collaborator Terrace Martin -- played Prospect Park on Thursday (8/11) as part of the BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival...

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Robert Glasper Experiment releasing ‘ArtScience,’ touring, played Prospect Park (pics)

The Robert Glasper Experiment -- aka Glasper with Casey Benjamin, Derrick Hodge, and Mark Colenburg -- will release a new album, ArtScience, on September 16 via Blue Note. The lead single is "Find You," which you can stream...

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Robert Glasper (photo by Mother Jones)
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Blue Note Jazz Festival 2016 lineup (6 Robert Glasper shows, Talib Kweli, Al Jarreau, Al Kooper & more)

We already mentioned that the upcoming Kamasi Washington and McCoy Tyner shows in Central Park would be part of the 2016 Blue Note Jazz Festival, and now the full lineup and schedule is here.

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Robert Glasper teaching a Miles Davis course at NYU, scored the ‘Miles Ahead’ biopic

Jazz/hip hop musician Robert Glasper will now double as a professor at NYU, helping to teach a course on Miles Davis, whose new biopic Miles Ahead (starring Don Cheadle), he scored. For the class, he's teaming with Ashley Kahn, author of Kind of Blue: The Making of the Miles Davis Masterpiece...

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Anderson .Paak streaming new album ‘Malibu,’ touring

Dr. Dre has always had a way of finding a relative unknown to feature on his albums, who ends up getting a lot bigger in their own right a year later (you know, like Snoop Dogg)...

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2016 Grammy Awards nominees (Kendrick Lamar, Alabama Shakes, The Weeknd, Tame Impala, Caribou, MMJ, Bjork, Wilco, Dr. Dre, Drake, Flying Lotus, Courtney Barnett, more)

The 58th Annual Grammy Awards nominees have been announced. Album of the Year nominees include Alabama Shakes for Sound & Color, Kendrick Lamar for To Pimp A Butterfly, Chris Stapleton for Traveller, Taylor Swift for 1989 and The Weeknd for Beauty ...

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Floetry reunited, playing 3 NYC-area shows on tour (one with R. Kelly); Musiq Soulchild touring too (dates)

The Floetry reunion came to the Pageant Friday night for a sold-out show with Marsha Ambrosius (the singer) and Natalie Stewart (the poet).

The women didn't address why they broke up or why they've been gone so long, only that "we're here for you," which seemed good enough for the fans...

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Kamasi Washington touring, playing 2 nights at the Blue Note

Plus, Robert Glasper, Rakim, The LOX and more playing there this weekend

Jazz musician Kamasi Washington, who's on the new Kendrick Lamar album, the new Thundercat album, and has his own new album out now on Flying Lotus' Brainfeeder label, has announced a lengthy t...

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