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Wanda Sa: One Of The Last Links To Bossa Nova

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Gretchen Parlato's new album is The Lost and Found. David Bartolomi/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Gretchen Parlato: Master Of Restraint

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Simon's first album of new material in five years intersperses transcendent moments of beauty alongside his familiar tricks. Jason Kempin/Getty Images hide caption

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Listen Now

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Beady Eye's debut album is called Different Gear, Still Speeding. Courtesy of Dangerbird Records hide caption

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Beady Eye: The Hard-Rocking Sound Of Life After Oasis

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Tristen's debut album is Charlatans at the Garden Gate. Courtesy of American Myth Recordings hide caption

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Tristen: Pop Hooks And Pure Inspiration

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Radiohead: Fool Me Twice

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Jazz pianist Vijay Iyer spent just two days recording his latest album, Solo. Hans Speekenbrink hide caption

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Vijay Iyer Blends The Old With The New

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This is the 10-year anniversary of Jason Moran and his trio. Thus, their latest album is called Ten. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Jason Moran's 'Ten': The Bandwagon In Its Diamond Year

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While The Unthanks' members start songs conventionally enough, there's usually some twist. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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The Unthanks: A Twist On English Folk Music

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You'll laugh. You'll cry. You'll remember what makes NPR funding credits great. Illustration By Stephanie d'Otreppe/NPR hide caption

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CD Collection Of NPR Funding Credits Is A 'True Gem'

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Elis Regina's work mulls over the big questions of life, one magnificent half-step at a time. Courtesy of Universal Brazil hide caption

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Elis Regina: The Feeling Between The Notes

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Corinne Bailey Rae Mesmerizes With 'The Sea'

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There's a hint of restlessness to Kurt Rosenwinkel's approach to jazz standards. Lourdes Delgado hide caption

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Kurt Rosenwinkel: Old Songs, New 'Reflections'

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On her new album, Shakira replaces Latin and Middle Eastern beats with generic dance-pop diva moves. Jaume de la Iguana hide caption

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Shakira: Just Following The Pack?

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BLK JKS: World Music With Teeth

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