On the agenda this week: American jazz musicianMelody Gardot releases her fourth album, Currency of Man, taking in a huge swathe of references and out on Decca, available in Hi-Res quality. British megastar Florence and the Machine is back with her hotly-anticipated new album How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful. The first album in four years, it's also the first from Florence to be available in Hi-Res. Daymé Arocena is a rising star of contemporary Cuban music and releases her debut on Brownswood Recordings, Nueva Era, in Hi-Res quality. Jamie Smith, aka Jamie XX, is finally releasing his first solo full-length of original tracks on Young Turks, entitled In Colour. In Classical, American concert pianist Bruce Brubaker offers his unique exploration of the works of Philip Glass in Glass Piano in stunning Hi-Res; and our retrospective is dedicated to the inimitable blues legend B.B. King, who sadly passed away last month.
Check out Qobuz's interview with Melody Gardot here!