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The Dave Brubeck Quartet.

Read Forgotten Gems From The Dave Brubeck Quartet

December 7, 2012 – Jazz critic Kevin Whitehead reviews a few of the more obscure titles from Dave Brubeck's quartet.

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Malian guitarist Lobi Traore died in 2010, at just 49. His last album is called Bwati Kono.

Read Two Malian Guitar Greats, Gone But Still Wailing

December 4, 2012 – Posthumous albums from Zani Diabate and Lobi Traore capture both musicians in their creative prime.

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A 1910 portrait of King George V in procession. A new album of choral works by Hubert Parry features music he wrote for the king's coronation one year later.

Read Classical Lost And Found: Hubert Parry's Glorious England

December 4, 2012 – A new album of Hubert Parry's neglected works for chorus and orchestra swells with English pride.

Tracey Thorn, famous for her work in Everything but the Girl, has a new solo album of seasonal tunes called Tinsel and Lights.

Read Tracey Thorn: 'Secular Carols' For The Holidays

November 30, 2012 – Thorn has a new holiday album, Tinsel and Lights, that might just suit warmer weather, too.

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Joe Hill Louis, B.B. King and Rufus Thomas appear on a new multi-disc compilation of electric blues, Plug It In! Turn It Up!

Read Turning Up The Volume On The Electric Blues

November 29, 2012 – A new compilation traces the history of electric blues from its rocky start through its heyday.

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Musicians and friends Buddy Miller and Jim Lauderdale team up on a new album of country duets called Buddy and Jim.

Read 'Buddy And Jim': Friends In Life And Songwriting

November 28, 2012 – Friends and songwriters Buddy Miller and Jim Lauderdale just released a new album of duets.

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Benjy Melendez (right) founded and led The Ghetto Brothers in the early 1970s.

Read Ghetto Brothers: Guitars Over Guns

November 28, 2012 – The group's one and only album, Power Fuerza, captures music and politics in 1970s New York City.

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On her new album, opera star Cecilia Bartoli tackles the work of Baroque composer Agostino Steffani.

Read Cecilia Bartoli's New 'Mission' Unearths Baroque Gems

November 27, 2012 – Lloyd Schwartz reviews the opera star's new album, featuring the music of Agostino Steffani.

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Mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato.

Read Joyce DiDonato: Sublime Singing Makes The Unreal Real

November 27, 2012 – Hear a celebrated mezzo-soprano sing an aria from her exceptional new recording of Baroque opera.

Burning Bridge personnel, left to right: Jason Kao Hwang (violin), Wang Guowei (erhu), Sun Li (pipa), Ken Filiano (string bass), Andrew Drury (drum set), Joseph Daley (tuba), Steve Swell (trombone), Taylor Ho Bynum (cornet/flugelhorn).

Read Jason Kao Hwang: From The Blues To China And Back

November 26, 2012 – The violinist attempts to mix jazz, classical and traditional Chinese music on Burning Bridge.

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Yirga's debut album is called Guzo.

Read Samuel Yirga: A Prodigy Reviving Ethiopian Jazz

November 21, 2012 – Yirga has had to fight to be himself, and his distinctive voice shines through in his debut, Guzo.

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Bessie Smith, "The Empress of the Blues," gave voice the listeners' tribulations and yearnings of the 1920s and '30s.

Read The Mythic Power Of Bessie Smith

November 21, 2012 – A new 10-CD box set collects the complete works of the colossus who straddled jazz and blues.

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The Insect Trust.

Watch The Insect Trust: An American Band Deconstructed

November 20, 2012 – Free jazzers, hippie rockers and country-blues musicians made up this ragtag late-'60s band.

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The special effects in Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach's music helped forge a new cutting-edge style.

Read Calculated Instability: The Pioneering Sonatas Of C.P.E. Bach

November 20, 2012 – The quirky music of J.S. Bach's most impressive son delights in an album by pianist Danny Driver.

Bill Withers onstage in 1973.

Read Bill Withers: The Everyman Singer With A Poet's Soul

November 19, 2012 – Since the singer's 1971 debut, he has had nine albums, all of which are now available in a box set.

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