Sam Rivers' trio with Dave Holland and Barry Altschul (not pictured) recently released its 2007 reunion show on CD. Ken Weiss/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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After 26 Years, The Sam Rivers Trio Resurfaces

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Crazy Horse doesn't just redeem Neil Young's mawkish moments — it transforms them. From left, Ralph Molina, Poncho Sampedro, Neil Young and Billy Talbot are Neil Young and Crazy Horse. Julie Gardner/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Neil Young Still Vital On 'Psychedelic Pill'

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For violinist Gidon Kremer's new album, he commissioned 11 composers to rework and build on keyboard music by J.S. Bach. Courtesy of ECM records hide caption

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Saxophonist Art Pepper called George Cables his favorite pianist. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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George Cables: A Heartfelt Tribute To His 'Muse'

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Kasey Chambers and Shane Nicholson, both country stars in their own right, recently released the collaborative album Wreck and Ruin. Helen Clemens/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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On Record, A Husband And Wife Are 'Familiar Strangers'

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The vocal ensemble Roomful of Teeth, founded and directed by Brad Wells (left). Stephen Spinelli/Courtesy of the artists hide caption

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No figure in the history of rock 'n' roll is more incongruous than Big Joe Turner. Heinrich Klaffs/Wikimedia Commons hide caption

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The Big Man Behind 'Shake, Rattle And Roll'

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On Matane Malit, the Elina Duni Quartet lays expansive instrumentation over traditional Albanian folk melodies. Blerta Kambo/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Elina Duni: Love, Lust And Albanian Folk Songs

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Gary Clark Jr.'s Blak and Blu is an eclectic romp through the blues. Frank Maddocks hide caption

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Gary Clark Jr.: A Raucous Blues Shout

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K'Naan's new album is titled Country, God or the Girl. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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K'Naan Brings Down Walls On 'Country, God Or The Girl'

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Composer-conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen's award-winning Violin Concerto receives its debut recording. Mat Hennek/Deutsche Grammophon hide caption

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Violin Concerto [1. Mirage]

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Budapest Quartet Gets To The Heart Of Beethoven

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Roxy Music's eight studio albums are now collected in one box set, titled The Complete Studio Recordings 1972-1982. Keystone/Hulton Archive hide caption

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More Than This: The 'Complete' Roxy Music

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For Ron Miles, the better he knows how a tune works, the less he has to play to put it across. John Spiral hide caption

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Ron Miles Finds Wide-Open Spaces On 'Quiver'

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Sing the Delta is Iris DeMent's first album of new songs in 16 years. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Iris DeMent's Emotionally Complex 'Sing The Delta'

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