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February 2018

02 February

Vitamin String Quartet/ ‘VSQ Performs the Hits of 2017 Vol. 2’/ CMH Label Group

The acclaimed chamber quartet continues its tradition of bringing “the drama of mainstream composition to the classical community” (New York Observer) with its latest release. This collection includes all-string, virtuosic takes on some of 2017’s biggest chart-topping hits, including Kendrick Lamar’s “Humble,” Khalid’s “Young Dumb and Broke” and Luis Fonsi’s “Despacio.”

Contact: Andrea Evenson

16 February

Elise LeGrow/ ‘Playing Chess’/ S-Curve Records/Awesome Music

On her debut LP, the Toronto vocalist reimagines beloved classics and rarities from the Chess Records catalog. Chuck Berry grooves are now delicate ballads, Bo Diddley turns into George Clinton and ‘50s doo-wop becomes ‘70s acoustic soul. The album features contributions from Questlove and Captain Kirk Douglas of the Roots, the Dap-Kings horns and more.

Contact: Greg Jakubik

16 February

Smithsonian Folkways Recordings

Smithsonian Folkways Recordings/ ‘Barbara Dane: 60 Years of Hot Jazz, Cool Blues and Hard-Hitting Songs’/ Smithsonian Folkways Recordings

This two-disc retrospective - with 14 previously unreleased tracks - honors the electric folk, blues and jazz history of one of the unsung champions of American music. This career-spanning album, which begins with Dane's first recordings in 1957, offers unparalleled insight into the outspoken labor movement and civil rights ally that Bonnie Raitt calls a role model and a hero, who is still going strong at 90 years old.

Contact: Andrea Evenson

23 February

23 February


Dessa/ ‘Chime’/ Doomtree Records

As a member of the Doomtree hip-hop collective, Dessa has made a career out of bucking expectations, from writing pop anthems to rapping on Lin-Manuel Miranda’s The Hamilton Mixtape. Now the rapper, songwriter, professor and New York Times Magazine-published essayist adds a newly found orchestral influence to her new album taking on politics and heartache.

Contact: Hannah Schwartz