Newvelle Records Divine Sounds in Deluxe Editions: Peruse the Finest Jazz, Blues and Soul, with Our Gift Guide By Nate Chinen • Nov 29, 2019 George Lederer / WBGO Seeking holiday inspiration? We’ve got you covered. Here is an array of covetable boxed sets, books and special editions for the jazz, soul, blues or gospel fan in your life — at various price points, covering a range of eras and styles. Billy Lester, an Insightful Jazz Pianist Hiding in Plain Sight, Finally Has His Moment to Shine By Nate Chinen • Jul 16, 2019 Anna Yatskevich Billy Lester was 18, a few years into his training as a jazz pianist, when he first saw Lennie Tristano on the bandstand. It’s fair to say the experience changed his life.