The roundtable participants are, from left to right: (top row) Geri Allen, Ingrid Jensen, Terri Lyne Carrington, Esperanza Spalding, Tineke Postma and Helen Sung; (bottom row) Nona Hendryx and Gretchen Parlato.
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A woman walks past a pile of books at the Frankfurt Book Fair in 2008. You'll want to follow her lead and grab pen and paper for the recommendations below.
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Musicians say social media is part of their job, just like touring is, but that it takes time away from their real work or writing, rehearsing and recording songs.
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Tina Turner performing at Central Park in 1969. Musician Jan Seides sees her as part of a generation that wasn't afraid to be "flamboyant, exuberant, sexy" and prefigured the styles of Lady Gaga and Beyonce.
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