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

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Brandy Clark Tells The 'Stories' That Are Tough To Hear
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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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Barbara Hannigan and Bejun Mehta in the Festival at Aix production of Written on Skin. Pascal Victor/ArtComArt hide caption

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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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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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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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