If It’s Love (Smokey Jazz Records). Review by Bob Pomeroy.
2011 Grammy Nominees (Columbia Records). Review by Tim Wardyn.
Relayted (Jagjaguwar). Review by Matthew Moyer.
jj no.3 (Secretly Canadian). Review by Matthew Moyer.
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Body & Soul (Self released). Review by Kyrby Raine.
Last Night (Beggars Banquet / 4AD). Review by Kiran Aditham.
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