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“Exit 57”:

Though TV sketch com­edy feels like an en­dan­gered species in 2017 once past the or­bit of “Satur­day Night Live,” the genre’s his­tory is a gold­mine, par­tic­u­larly once you look past stan­dard-bear­ers such as “Kids in the Hall,” “SCTV,” “The State” and “Monty Python.” Also worth find­ing on YouTube, this 12-episode gem from mid’90s Com­edy Cen­tral helped launch fu­ture “Strangers With Candy” stars Amy Sedaris, Paul Dinello and one Stephen Col­bert, who re­vived one of the series’ skits on “Late Night” at the en­cour­age­ment of fan Matthew McConaughey. “Exit 57” goes to strange places.

Charles Lloyd’s “Passin’ Thru”:

With a track record of dis­tinc­tive, search­ing record­ings that reaches back to the early ’60s, Charles Lloyd has al­most be­come easy to take for granted. His lat­est re­lease, a live al­bum cel­e­brat­ing his 10th year with a quar­tet that in­cludes the rest­lessly in­ven­tive pi­anist Ja­son Mo­ran and drum­mer Eric Har­land, of­fers a rich sur­vey of his ca­reer with some of his ear­li­est record­ings (“Dream Weaver” and the al­bum’s ti­tle track) along­side some equal parts lush and un­fet­tered more re­cent mu­sic. At 79, Lloyd sounds as if he’s just get­ting started.

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