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Europe Swings The Body Electric

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Linda Thompson's new album is called Won't Be Long Now. Annabel Vere/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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It's A Family Affair On Linda Thompson's 'Won't Be Long Now'

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Anoushka Shankar's new album, Traces of You, comes out Tuesday. Harper Smith/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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'Traces Of You': Anoushka Shankar's Memorial To Her Father

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The Poets of Rhythm were a group of young retro-soul musicians from Germany. An anthology of their work was recently released. Julian Rosefeldt/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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The Poets Of Rhythm: A Troop Of German James Browns

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Kaani is Tal National's third studio album. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Tal National: The Rock Stars Of West Africa

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Two Bluegrass Truths From James King And Alan Jackson

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Ahmad Jamal Weaves Old And New On 'Saturday Morning'

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Bitter Rivals is Sleigh Bells' third studio album. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Sleigh Bells: Stomping The Fine Line Between Sweetness And Menace

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This Opera Will Eat Your Heart Out

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On 'Days Are Gone,' Three Sisters HAIM It Up

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From left: pianist Ethan Iverson, drummer Albert "Tootie" Heath and bassist Ben Street. John Rogers/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Steady And Swingin': Tootie Keeps The Tempo

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Dave Holland's 'Prism' Goes To 11, Elegantly

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

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Don't Feel Too Bad For Sad-Sack Bob Schneider

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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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After 40 Years, Mulatu Astatke Still 'Sketches' Ethio-Jazz Deftly

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