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Gertrude Abercrombie & the Jazz Men of Chicago

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That’s Gertrude Abercrombie, I’m visiting her house on the South Side. She to me is one of the most taken-for-granted artists and originals around the scene for years. Gertrude, well, a friend of jazz people for many years way back in the early days. Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie early days. I was thinking in mentioning Gillespie, the current issue …

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New Music. | “Karma” | Queen Naija.

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“Maybe I should have loved me first,” laments Queen Naija. On “Karma,” the Detroit native’s follow-up to her meteoric smash “Medicine,” Queen contemplates questions of self-worth. After wasting time with a fuck boy, she successfully topples doubt. Naija emerges as a self-assured and secured woman. Regardless of any controversy, back on June 29, Queen Naija, and her “Karma,” earned the …