At Former Al Capone Hangout, The Hammond B3 Is The Star

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Olivia Block's recent compositions are a mix of music and found voices — often taken from used microcassette tapes, artifacts from the answering-machine era. Michael Schmelling/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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A Composer Finds A Trove Of Ghostly Voices, Stuck Out Of Time

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Samuel Ramey: Bad-Guy Bass Of Opera

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Jazz Musician Is No Angel On The Harp

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Howard Levy: Reinventing The Harmonica

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Ljova: Giving The Viola A Chance

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A Musician's Guide to the Pre-Concert Warm-Up

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Abdullah Ibrahim Stays Rooted to His Homeland

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Sara Tavares Mixes Portuguese, African Rhythms

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Bo Diddley's Unique Rhythm Continues to Inspire

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Guiding the N.Y. Philharmonic's 'Inner Voice'

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George Clinton, Still Radiating the Funk

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Bassist Christian McBride, Plying the Bottom Groove

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Suphala, Savoring the Beat of a Different Drum

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Abigail Washburn: Chinese Lyrics, American Roots

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Del McCoury: Old-School Music, New Audience

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Kathleen Hanna: A Riot Grrrl's New Act

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Bill Summers: A Percussionist in His Own Words

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Musicians in Their Own Words: Manuel Barrueco

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