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Lea DeLaria, House of David (Ghostlight Records, $17.98) – Lea DeLaria sings jazz and cabaret; she has appeared on television, on Broadway, and is a pioneering comedian as well. She is now featured on as Big Boo on Orange is the New Black. On House of David, she takes her favorite David Bowie songs, and makes them really swing, with a great group featuring Kevin Hays on piano, Tony Scherr on bass, Steve Cardenas on guitar, Kenny Wollesen on drums, Seamus Blake on saxophones, Bashiri Johnson on percussion, Shedrick Mitchell on Hammond B3, and vocalist Janis Siegel.

Charlie Haden & Gonzalo Rubalcaba, Tokyo Adagio (Impulse Records, $16.98) – Wonderful bass and piano duets, recorded in March, 2005, at the Blue Note Tokyo.  Featuring pieces by the two leaders, Rojas Martin, David Raksin, Ornette Coleman, Lara Aguirre Agustin

Benjamin Clementine, At Least for Now (Capitol Records, $11.98) – Originally from London, Benjamin Clementine busked on the streets of Paris, and his debut album has already received raves overseas. His tenor voice has great range, and his songs weave a dramatic and incantatory spell, reminiscent of Nina Simone.

Lianne La Havas, Blood (Nonesuch, $13.98) – The British singer, combining elements of folk, pop and soul.

Buddy Guy, Born to Play Guitar (RCA Records, $12.98) – One of the great Chicago bluesmen of the post-war generation, Buddy Guy brings guests Van Morrison, Joss Stone and harmonica great Kim Wilson to his latest project.



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Shostakovich: Symphony No. 10 (Deutsche Grammophon, $16.98) – Conductor Andris Nelsons and the Boston Symphony Orchestra program two Shostakovich works, recorded live this past April. It is Gramophone Magazine’s Recording of the Month. The album, subtitled “Under Stalin’s Shadow,” juxtapose the Tenth Symphony, “premiered just months after Stalin’s death” with the Passacaglia from Act 2 of his opera, Lady Macbeth of the Mtsenk District, “the piece which first found disfavor with the dictator and his regime.”

Diana Damrau, Fiamma del Belcanto (Erato Records, $16.99) – Soprano Diane Damrau sings arias from the golden age of bel canto, from operas by Bellini, Donizetti, Verdi, Puccini and Leoncavallo. Orchestra Teatro Regio Torino, conducted by Gianandrea Noseda.

Mozart: Die Entführung aus dem Serail (The Abduction from the Seraglio) (Deutsche Grammophon, 2 CDs, $36.98) – Ms Damrau is also featured as Konstanzealso on this new recording. The cast also includes Anna Prohaska as Blonde, Rolando Villazón as Belmonte, Paul Schweinester as Pedrillo, Franz-Josef Selig as Osmin and Thomas Quasthoff in the speaking role of Pasha Selim. Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts the Chamber Orchestra of Europe.