Burden of Proof is Bob Schneider's third album. Dan Winters/Kirtland Records hide caption

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Mulatu Astatke is known as the father of "Ethio-jazz." His new album, Sketches of Ethiopia, is a multinational collaboration that mixes many styles but stays true to Astatke's Ethiopian roots. Alexis Maryon/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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The Shangri-Las on the cover of the "Leader of the Pack" single. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Alastair Moock's new album, Singing Our Way Through: Songs for the World's Bravest Kids, is based on experiences with his daughter Clio, who is in remission from leukemia. Mara Brod/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Lucy Schwartz. Tierney Gearon/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Robbie Fulks' new album is titled Gone Away Backward. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Long Way Home is British singer Tom Odell's debut. Andrew Whitton/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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The 2013 finalists pose with Thelonious Monk Institute officials. Left to right: Godwin Louis, Melissa Aldana, institute honorary co-chair Billy Dee Williams, Tivon Pennicott, chairman T.S. Monk. Steve Mundinger/Courtesy of the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz hide caption

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Art Hodes performs at the Ole South in New York City circa 1946. William Gottlieb/Library of Congress via Flickr hide caption

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The Masters At His Fingertips, Art Hodes Pays Tribute To Bessie Smith

The jazz pianist's powerful 1976 album I Remember Bessie conveys a profound sense of loss.

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Kiss Land is singer Abel Tesfaye's major-label debut as The Weeknd. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Bob Dylan in 1970, the year he released his 10th studio album, Self Portrait. John Cohen/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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The Prisonaires, a band formed in a Memphis-area prison, created one of Sun Records' early hits. Courtesy of Bear Family Records hide caption

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Superchunk's new album is titled I Hate Music. Jason Arthurs/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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