John Beasley has now served as music director for both editions of International Jazz Day. Tim Sassoon/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Iron and Wine's new album is titled Ghost on Ghost. Craig Kief/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Talib Kweli's new album is titled Prisoner of Conscious. Courtesy of Press Here Publicity hide caption

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Phoenix's latest album is called Bankrupt! Left to right: Thomas Mars, Laurent Brancowitz, Christian Mazzalai, Deck d'Arcy. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Bob Boilen, host of NPR Music's All Songs Considered, interviews Rod Argent and Colin Blunstone of The Zombies at SXSW. Mito Habe-Evans/NPR hide caption

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Caroline Shaw, who composed the piece Partita for 8 Voices for her vocal group Roomful of Teeth, is the youngest-ever recipient of the Pulitzer Prize for music. Dashon Burton/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson also teaches a class at New York University called "Topics in Recorded Music: Classic Albums." Ben Watts/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Morrissey, an outspoken critic of Margaret Thatcher, is one of many U.K. musicians who responded to the late British leader's reforms in song. Album cover hide caption

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