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JAZZIZ: Jazz Chart Update: Week of June 17

Pianist Brandon Goldberg — a fresh new face in the literal and figurative sense — made a nice push into the Top 10 with his new album Let’s Play, on which the abundantly skilled young keyboardist showcases his ample dexterity and wise-beyond-his-years sound in the company of saxophonist Marcus Strickland, bassist Ben Wolfe and drummer Donald Edwards. The album features a handful of original tunes — including one dedicated to his hero, McCoy Tyner — as well as covers of Thelonious Monk, Herbie Hancock and Duke Ellington. No matter Goldberg’s age, it’s a slice of piano jazz at its finest. His take on The Beatles’ “Blackbird,” one of the album’s standout tracks, can be streamed above.