John Scofield's latest album is the genre-fluid, continent hopping Uberjam Deux. Frank Stefan Kimmel/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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John Scofield Returns To The Scene Of The Jam

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La Vida Bohème's second album, Sera, draws upon a handful of musical influences, from disco to reggae. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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La Vida Bohème: Dance Rockers Harness Chaos And Conflict

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Carole King is a member of the Songwriters Hall of Fame and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. She has written or co-written 118 pop hits on the Billboard Hot 100. Richard Drew/AP Photo hide caption

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For Carole King, Songwriting Is A 'Natural' Talent

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Omar's new album, The Man, is his first project in seven years. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Omar Grows Up To Become 'The Man'

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Mike Dean (center) backstage during the European leg of the Watch The Throne tour last year. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Ali Shaheed Muhammad And Frannie Kelley With Mike Dean

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Mavis Staples has been performing for more than six decades. One True Vine is her second album-length collaboration with Wilco frontman Jeff Tweedy. Zoran Orlic/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Gospel Legend Mavis Staples Comes 'Full Circle'

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Chuck Leavell: The 'Fifth' Stone Speaks

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In his new memoir, Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson describes his life in music — and how he mimicked beats at just 10 months old. Danny Clinch/Grand Central Publishing hide caption

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Questlove's Roots: A 'Meta' Memoir Of A Lifetime In Music

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Macy Gray says being an artist means not having any limits or constraints. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Macy Gray: 'I Still See My Voice As Odd'

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J. Cole performing at KMEL Summer Jam in Oakland, Calif., on June 9. Steve Jennings/Getty Images hide caption

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Ali Shaheed Muhammad And Frannie Kelley With J Cole

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Jimmy Eat World's new album, Damage, is its eighth in 20 years together. Left to right: Rick Burch, Zach Lind, Jim Adkins and Tom Linton. Michael Elins/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Jimmy Eat World Finds The Fuel To Keep Going

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Ali Shaheed Muhammad And Frannie Kelley With Statik Selektah

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The-Dream On Why We All Need R&B

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As kids, Jorma Taccone, Andy Samberg and Akiva Schaffer were all obsessed with hip-hop and TV shows like Yo! MTV Raps. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Samberg, Taccone And Schaffer: 3 Is Not A Lonely Island

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