Brandy Clark's new album is titled 12 Stories. Becky Fluke/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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The members of Caravan Palace are practitioners of electro-swing. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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

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

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James King. Julie Lilliard King/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Ahmad Jamal. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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

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Barbara Hannigan and Bejun Mehta in the Festival at Aix production of Written on Skin. Pascal Victor/ArtComArt hide caption

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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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Left to right: Craig Taborn (piano), Dave Holland (bass), Kevin Eubanks (electric guitar), Eric Harland (drums). Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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

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