A recent article in the Times provides information about a number of upcoming artists with new albums. They include:
SARAH JAROSZ Now 22, this singer-songwriter has been celebrated as a roots-music prodigy since her teens, mainly for her proficiency on mandolin, banjo and guitar. With “Build Me Up From Bones” (Sugar Hill) her third album, she moves past precocity toward the full bloom of artistry: the singing is more deeply self-assured, and the songs are grounded in truer emotional terrain. She’s also savvy about her borrowings, covering Joanna Newsom as well as Bob Dylan, with cool understatement in each case.
CHICK COREA AND THE VIGIL With “The Vigil,” recently released on Concord Jazz, the keyboardist Chick Corea began another chapter in his fusion odyssey, exploring mytho-cosmic themes with an ace young band.
MARTIN HAYES AND DENNIS CAHILL In their long collaboration, the fiddler Martin Hayes and the guitarist Dennis Cahill have found intriguing possibilities within the traditional Irish repertory — glimmers of jazz, Minimalism and chamber music — without diluting the traditional spirit.
BILL FRISELL: GERSHWIN & BEYOND Jazz at Lincoln Center entrusted the guitarist Bill Frisell with devising a series of concerts. Typically for him, he’s dealing with American music as a broad, interconnected story, containing jazz, Tin Pan Alley, country and early blues as equal parts.
ANDY BEY Solo voice-and-piano records by the 73-year-old jazz singer Andy Bey are not to be missed: they’re transfixing and transforming, revealing slow tempos and strong colors in standards and bebop and his own searching originals.
BLIND BOYS OF ALABAMA Gospel meets indie rock in the latest unexpected collaboration by the venerable Blind Boys of Alabama, a group formed in the 1930s. Their producer on “I’ll Find a Way” (Sony Masterworks) is Justin Vernon, widely known as Bon Iver’s songwriter and Kanye West’s occasional collaborator.
LOS LOBOS Formed in East Los Angeles in 1973, the Mexican-American band Los Lobos drew on decades of its repertory for shows at City Winery, which were recorded for a live album: “Disconnected in New York” (429 Records).
JIM HALL TRIO/CHRIS POTTER’S UNDERGROUND ORCHESTRA The career of the great jazz guitarist Jim Hall, 82, describes one long arc of refinement. He upholds his half of this double bill with the bassist Scott Colley and the drummer Lewis Nash, a regular rhythm team. The concert’s other half belongs to the tenor saxophonist Chris Potter and an expanded version of his jazz-funkish Underground band, featuring the guitarists John Abercrombie and Peter Bernstein.
FRED HERSCH AND JULIAN LAGE Mr. Hersch, a precise and lyrical pianist, has a natural conversational partner in Mr. Lage, a young guitarist with a fluent, fastidious style. On the heels of a sparkling new album, “Free Flying” (Palmetto)