Today’s Top Tune is your weekly fix of free music. Collect all five, including Argentine entertainer and songwriter Juana Molina who releases a bewitching album. Producer and drummer Karriem Riggins, a former member of the Ray Brown Trio and Mulgrew Miller Trio strikes out on his own. Remy Zero’s Cedric Lemoyne and Azure Ray’s Orenda Fink collaborate as O + S. If you’re a fan of Portishead, check out Fiora and Robert Koch‘s new song. And speaking of collaborations, snag a rare track by DJ Premier and Miguel!
Monday, March 27
Karriem Riggins has played behind jazz luminaries Oscar Peterson and Ron Carter but is just as comfortable composing with Common or playing drums for Kanye. Headnod Suite is an album full of surprises that leans a little closer to hip hop, but we feel his love of jazz peeking through on “Bahia Dreamin’.“
Tuesday, March 28
Juana Molina has an indelible signature sound and magical delivery that perfectly complement her experimental imagination. “Cosoco,” the first song we hear from her forthcoming album, tells the story of a poisoned apple and the havoc it causes.
Wednesday, March 29
Is love the thread that weaves our collective fabric? If you’ve loved someone, is that person part of you forever? Those are the questions Cedric Lemoyne of Remy Zero and Orenda Fink of Azure Ray, collectively O + S, ask in their song “Hold You Down.“
Thursday, March 30
Australian singer and composer Fiora studied classical voice and wrote fantasy orchestral music while growing up. She’s worked with the likes of Chic’s Nile Rodgers and is now finishing a new album project with Tensnake. After relocating to Los Angeles she collaborated with producer Robot Koch for an ethereal and provocative track called “Let It Go By.”
Friday, March 31
While recording his two-time Grammy-nominated album Wildheart, Miguel took a little time out for a session with DJ Premier – a meeting lead to a song with great potential. Since the two were juggling their own deadlines they set aside the rough version that they were committed to releasing as soon as they could finish it. We celebrate Premier’s new imprint by sharing the first release, “2 Lovin You.”