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Earl "Fatha" Hines' band featured the likes of Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie.

Read Earl Hines: Big Bands And Beyond On A New Box Set

April 11, 2013 – Hines' right hand played lines in bright, clear octaves. His left hand had a mind of its own.


Take Me to the Dance is the latest album from Freshlyground.

Read Freshlyground: Polished African Pop On The Global Dance Floor

April 10, 2013 – Driven by Zolani Mahola's powerhouse voice, the band's new album reflects South African aspirations.


A new 63-disc box offers a complete retrospective of the Man in Black's storied career.

Read Johnny Cash's Columbia Catalog Out Now — As A 63-Disc Box Set

April 10, 2013 – The music Cash made while under contract with the label is now available as an imposing reissue.


Brad Paisley's new album is titled Wheelhouse.

Watch Brad Paisley Ventures Out Of Country's 'Wheelhouse'

April 9, 2013 – The star's new album performs a balancing act of cultural examinations that still engages tradition.


Bombino's new album is titled Nomad.

Read Bombino: A Desert Rock 'Nomad' Rolls Into Nashville

April 2, 2013 – The Black Keys' Dan Auerbach adds sonic heft to the Tuareg guitar virtuoso's latest album.


Kacey Musgraves' "Merry Go 'Round" was one of NPR Music's favorite songs of 2012.

Read Kacey Musgraves: Country's Blunt And Poetic New Voice

April 2, 2013 – With a new album, Same Trailer, Different Park, the singer is primed for crossover success.


Kacey Musgraves' major-label debut is titled Same Trailer Different Park.

Read Kacey Musgraves: A Millennial Musician Reframes Country

March 20, 2013 – The 24-year-old singer-songwriter explores traditional themes through the lens of youth culture.


Drummer Barry Altschul writes tunes that play complex games with rhythm.

Read Barry Altschul: The Jazz Drummer Makes A Comeback

March 20, 2013 – On The 3dom Factor, the drummer reminds listeners of the good music he made the first time around.


Justin Timberlake performed Saturday at the Myspace Secret Show during the SXSW Music Festival in Austin, Texas. His new album — his first in seven years — is The 20/20 Experience.

Watch Justin Timberlake's Musical Vision Isn't '20/20'

March 18, 2013 – The multifaceted star's first album since 2006, The 20/20 Experience, offers a muddy view of pop.


R&B singers Nicole Wray and Terri Walker have teamed up as the duo Lady.

Read Lady: Two Soul Stalwarts Find A New Groove Together

March 14, 2013 – After promising solo careers that peaked early, Nicole Wray and Terri Walker have joined forces.


Before ZZ Top, Billy Gibbons (second from right) was in the more psychedelic Moving Sidewalks.

Read The Moving Sidewalks: Where The British Invasion Met Texas Blues

March 13, 2013 – Before he became the guitarist for ZZ Top, Billy Gibbons was in a band called the Moving Sidewalks.


Twin sisters Tegan and Sara Quin have been writing songs since they were 15 and independently released their first full-length album in 1999. Since then, they've produced seven studio albums.

Watch Tegan And Sara Reach Out To New Audiences

March 11, 2013 – The twin sisters from Canada depart from their indie roots to try their hands at pop.


After a 10-year hiatus, David Bowie has just returned with The Next Day.

Watch David Bowie Awakens To 'The Next Day' Of His Career

March 7, 2013 – Bowie's new album plays like a collection of singles, with each performed in a different style.


"Killer" Ray Appleton, a veteran drummer with the wisdom of experience and ageless swing.

Read Time Is On Their Side: Ageless Jazz Drumming

March 6, 2013 – Veteran masters "Killer" Ray Appleton and Barry Altschul, both over 70, have fine new albums.

The cover image from Rhye's debut album, Woman.

Read Rhye's 'Woman' Takes Easy Listening To Provocative Ends

March 6, 2013 – The duo's debut combines lush string arrangements, electronics and a remarkably androgynous voice.


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