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Laila Biali 'Take Me to the Alley' makes JAZZIZ: New Music Monday

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Looking for some Monday motivation? We've got you covered. From Japanese anime love to a Civil Rights Movement anthem reimagined, here are five new songs that you can listen to right now to start your week the right way.

Vocalist/pianist Laila Biali's forthcoming album, Out of Dust, will be released on March 27 via Chronograph/ACT. The LP includes a version of Gregory Porter's "Take Me to the Alley," and this video features a live acoustic, alternate take of the song captured in one take at Trinity St. Paul's United Church in Toronto, Canada. "I played this at my friend Wendy's memorial. It was her favorite song by Gregory Porter; and she was the one who took me to see him live at the Koerner Hall, not long before she passed away," she shares.

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