#NewMusicFriday: January 28, 2022

Each Friday, Stephen Mejias, AudioQuest’s Director of Communications and former Stereophile and Audiostream columnist, will browse through the many exciting albums released that day and select 15 worth a closer listen.

Jana Horn: Optimism (No Quarter)

Combo Chimbita: IRE (Anti-)

Steve Gunn: Nakama (Matador)

Josephine Foster: Godmother (Fire Records)

Pom Poko: This is Our House (Bella Union)

Immanuel Wilkins: The 7th Hand (Blue Note)

Michael Wilmering: Schubert: Winterreise (trptk)

Earthless: Night Of One Hundred Demons (Nuclear Blast)

North Mississippi Allstars: Set Sail (New West)

Fruit Bats: Sometimes a Cloud Is Just a Cloud: Slow Growers, Sleeper Hits and Lost Songs (2001–2021) (Merge)

Ismael Rivera: Lo Ultimo en la Avenida (Craft)

Sam Moss: Blues Approved (Schoolkids Records)

Koichi Matsukaze Trio feat Ryojiro Furusawa: At The Room 427 (BBE)

Jessica Pavone: When No One Around You is There but Nowhere to be Found (Relative Pitch)

Universal Liberation Orchestra: Communion (Freedom To Spend)

Julia Gjertsen: Formulations (Moderna)

Anthony Roth Costanzo: Only An Octave Apart (Decca)