When "Cowboy" Jack Clement died in August 2013, he'd just completed what would be his final album, For Once and for All. J. Niles Clement/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Melissa Aldana and Crash Trio released its self-titled debut album in June. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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American composer John Adams has written a new concerto for saxophone. Nonesuch hide caption

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Jack White's first solo album was the sound of heartbreak. His latest, Lazaretto, feels more like isolation. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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John Fullbright's new album is called Songs. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Vocalist Amelia Meath and electronic musician Nick Sanborn are Sylvan Esso. DL Anderson/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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The deluxe version of Xscape features Michael Jackson's original demos, before the songs were "contemporized" for the album. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Ray LaMontagne's new album is called Supernova. Samantha Casolari/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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