The late singer's final recording, "Soul of a Woman," is a heart-melting swan song. Out Oct. 17.
Phoenix – whose "Ti Amo" is stuck in my head - headlines the new HRVST Festival, at RiverWorks on Oct. 14.
Son also rises
Dhani Harrison, son of Beatle George, has released an intriguing new album, "In//Parallel," and it's stuffed with delicious ear candy.
Paul McCartney is reissuing some of his best solo efforts on Oct. 17, among them a remastered "Ram" on yellow vinyl. Yum.
Aisles for miles
A reader turned me on to young Chilean prog-ish band Aisles, and I'm loving them. Oct. 18 at Buffalo Iron Works, with Turning Virtue.
Check out 22-year-old Australian multi-instrumentalist/singer/songwriter Tash Sultana. Mind-blowing.
Percussionist Sasha Berliner takes on 'the modern jazz patriarchy' in this open letter. This should make you mad.