In January's Drought, Three Albums Worth Waiting For

Classical pianist Simone Dinnerstein and singer-songwriter Tift Merritt have an album coming out in March. (Sony Classical )
Classical pianist Simone Dinnerstein and singer-songwriter Tift Merritt have an album coming out in March. (Sony Classical )

In high season, as many as two dozen albums appear in my mail bin each week. But in the first weeks of any new year, new releases are a rarity. That means patiently waiting for 2013's first intriguing albums to arrive. As a sort of appetizer, we offer three tracks from albums I'm really looking forward to. These artists (and their record companies) have generously allowed us these tantalizing tastes of what's to come.

Any releases you're impatiently awaiting? Let us know in the comments section.

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Simone dinnertein and Tift Merritt's new album is called Night.

Simone dinnertein and Tift Merritt's new album is called Night.

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