Cuban jazz pianist Alfredo Rodríguez and Brazilian multi-instrumentalist Munir Hossn, longtime collaborator, have fun with the March 19, 2021 single, “Que Será,” out on Mack Avenue Records. They aim to bring hope to listeners with the multi-genre vocal tune.

“We wanted to bring joy to the world in this difficult time in any way we can. Munir and I hope people will find solace in this music and look forward to a brighter future together.” — Cuban pianist Alfredo Rodríguez

When bass and vocals come together for one helluva ride, you get Jon von Boehm/Aly Cutter’s first cross-over pop collab. “Hustle” comes out Monday. Be sure to get yours. It’s whiskey for the soul.

“I’ll have you hooked with a single taste. When I’m done, you’ll never walk away. ’Cause you won’t break something you wanna keep. And I’ll make sure this stays in one piece.” — “Bet You Can’t,” introducing Aly Cutter

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we are amber waves blowing with the wind dancing to an invisible musical chord, tuned to one, vibrating pitch. every so often, I reach the tallest heights to look around these fields of gold and dare to dream I am the farthest ship at sea. I am here. I am beautiful, vibrant, and so very different from you all when I know deep down, I am one of a million.

The song Paul Simon wrote for Art Garfunkel, a 1975 classic.

“In my little town,
I grew up believing
God keeps His eye on us all.
And he used to lean upon me
As I pledged allegiance to the wall.
Lord, I recall in
My little town.

Coming home after school
Flying my bike past the gates
Of the factories
My mom doing the laundry
Hanging our shirts
In the dirty breeze…

In my little town, I never meant nothin’ I was just my father’s son Saving my money Dreaming of glory Twitching like a finger On the trigger of a gun Leaving nothing, but the dead and dying Back in…

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“I loved Africa and it stays with you,” she told BBC Radio 4’s Desert Island Discs last year.

She said she caught the performance bug while performing in the school choir.

“That night I will never forget walking in and standing on that stage, having been not that interested up till then… Suddenly the orchestra started up and I sang so loudly, and the whole body vibrated,” she recalled.

“It was the most extraordinary thing I’d ever been part of. It was a piece of music I would never ever be capable of writing, and I realised from a very…

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