Things to Come by Arturo Sandoval is our Pick of the Week. On Dear Diz (Every Day I Think of You), Sandoval's tribute album to mentor Dizzy Gillespie, the trumpeter and some esteemed colleagues make seven minutes fly in a burst of blazing virtuosity.
10 intriguing tracks found during the week's listening:
Pleasant Valley Sunday, Carole King
King gave then-husband Gerry Goffin's sardonic lyric a little more bite than The Monkees would on her 1966 song, now on The Legendary Demos.
I Am the One Who Will Remember Everything, Dar Williams
Williams' In the Time of Gods opens with this stringent, sobering account of ravaged innocence.
Baby Please Come Home Again, Rebecca Pidgeon
Pidgeon's husband, David Mamet, is the surprising co-writer of this tender, intimate, country-flavored plea, on Slingshot.
The Lonely Kind, Marty Stuart
The roots-music veteran bares a broken heart with grace on Nashville, Vol. 1: Tear the Woodpile Down.
Watch What Happens, Kara Lindsay
This Alan Menken/Jack Feldman charmer, on the Newsies original Broadway cast recording, brightened a bleak musicals season.
A Lullaby for Midnight, Vanessa Williams
Williams lends her usual elegant warmth to this Rupert Holmes ballad, on Over the Moon: The Broadway Lullaby Project.
Walk Between the Raindrops, John Pizzarelli
The jazz singer/guitarist revisits Donald Fagen's tune with playful wit on Double Exposure, out next Tuesday.
Blood for Poppies, Garbage
The band returns in full force on this shiny-hot single from Not Your Kind of People, arriving May 22.
Diamond to Stone, Rebecca Ferguson
The British X Factor alum's shivery, grainy voice is a good fit for this retro-soulful track on Heaven, due in the USA May 29.
Love Hangover,Diana Ross
The expanded edition of 1976's Diana Ross reintroduces the breathless disco gem in single, album and alternative formats.