UN­DER­RATED

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Don­nie Trum­pet& The So­cial Ex­per­i­ment’s “Surf”: A re­ward­ing thread run­ning through pop mu­sic of late is the bold un­der­scor­ing of the con­nec­tion be­tween hip-hop and jazz on al­bums by Robert Glasper, Ken­drick La­mar and oth­ers. Amongthe lat­est is this free down­load from Chicago trum­pet player Nico Se­gal and indie fa­vorite Chance the Rap­per, who call on guests such as Erykah Badu and Janelle Monáe to craft a cat­e­gory-de­fy­ing al­bum rich with twisted funk and R&B. The Women’s World Cup: Sure, it’s spawned by the same money de­vour­ing hub of in­sti­tu­tional cor­rup­tion that is FIFA, but if you can set aside the source— and the in­ex­pli­ca­ble ar­ti­fi­cial turf— this marathon event will of­fer as many if not more skills and thrills than the Brazil­ian boon­dog­gle that was last year’s men’s tour­na­ment. For ex­tra in­trigue, count just how many calls go against the pow­er­ful U.S. tea­mas ret­ri­bu­tion for tak­ing down­the head of in­ter­na­tional soc­cer’s gov­ern­ing body.

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