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Will Downing: The Look of Love

Think of him as R. Kelly for the professional, urban, adult-contemporary set (minus those pesky criminal charges). Or better yet, think of him as part of the lineage from Nat “King” Cole and Johnny Hartman. Will Downing is a romantic crooner, and Emotions is his latest audio take on love.

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Jimmy Cobb: The Reluctant Don

Best known for his cool drumming on Kind of Blue, Jimmy Cobb has been a first-call sideman for more than 50 years. For the first time in that long period, he’s regularly leading a group with his own name at the front. Ashley Kahn gets the story on Cobb’s Mob and their new CD, Cobb’s Groove.

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