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Maxwell's long-awaited 'blackSUMMERS’night' flirts with electronics and jazz

Maxwell's long-awaited 'blackSUMMERS’night' flirts with electronics and jazz

It’s been seven years since Maxwell released an album; an eternity in pop music years, but a business-as-usual timeline for this veteran soul singer.

The 43-year-old artist has continually risked obscurity by issuing only five albums over two decades. But these long dry spells have only added to Maxwell’s allure, and pumped up expectations for each new, often late, arrival. 

The long-awaited “blackSUMMERS’night” is the second installment in a planned trilogy that started with 2009’s “BLACKsummers’night” (note the lower case/upper case lettering has annoyingly changed from album to album) and it was once slated...

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