Carmen Lundy

Chris Tobin / WBGO

Carmen Lundy. Singer. Songwriter. Arranger. Keyboardist. Percussionist. Painter. Sculptor. Photographer. Designer. She’s all of the above (and then some) on Modern Ancestors, her newest album on her own label, Afrasia.

She’s been a vocal presence on WBGO since her first album, Good Morning Kiss, in 1985 — when her song “Time Is Love”  was a hit on every shift.  

Autumn brings a cornucopia for jazz fans. 

Must-have albums, can’t-miss festivals, sounds both old and new. WBGO has gathered 88 highlights for your enjoyment, with expert commentary. (Pumpkin spice sold separately.)