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The vocal ensemble Roomful of Teeth, founded and directed by Brad Wells (left).

Read Roomful Of Teeth: Experimental Singing, Smiles Guaranteed

October 23, 2012 – Hear this exciting group bring a 21st-century spin to a capella singing on their debut album.

No figure in the history of rock 'n' roll is more incongruous than Big Joe Turner.

Read The Big Man Behind 'Shake, Rattle And Roll'

October 22, 2012 – Big Joe Turner's hardest-hitting R&B singles have been collected on a new compilation.


Read Elina Duni: Love, Lust And Albanian Folk Songs

October 19, 2012 – On Matane Malit, the group lays expansive instrumentation over traditional Albanian folk melodies.


Read Gary Clark Jr.: A Raucous Blues Shout

October 19, 2012 – On Blak and Blu, you can hear the roar in Clark's blues guitar. But he remains a work in progress.


Read K'Naan Brings Down Walls On 'Country, God Or The Girl'

October 16, 2012 – The best-selling, Somali-born rapper remains a versatile and powerful songwriter on his new album.


Read Esa-Pekka Salonen's Excellent Violin Adventure

October 16, 2012 – The composer-conductor's award-winning Violin Concerto makes a stunning CD debut.


The Budapest String Quartet in 1919.

Read Budapest Quartet Gets To The Heart Of Beethoven

October 16, 2012 – Critic Lloyd Schwartz says the group's versions of Beethoven's string quartets are incomparable.


Roxy Music's eight studio albums are now collected in one box set, titled The Complete Studio Recordings 1972-1982.

Read More Than This: The 'Complete' Roxy Music

October 15, 2012 – Ed Ward connects the dots of the band's eight studio albums, which were just collected in one box.


Read Ron Miles Finds Wide-Open Spaces On 'Quiver'

October 11, 2012 – For Miles, the better he knows how a tune works, the less he has to play to put it across.


Read Iris DeMent's Emotionally Complex 'Sing The Delta'

October 10, 2012 – Sing the Delta is the roots-folk singer-songwriter's first album of new songs in 16 years.


Read Shemekia Copeland Embodies The Blues On '33 1/3'

October 9, 2012 – Copeland's latest album addresses big-picture issues like domestic violence and income inequality.


Iris DeMent's 'Sing The Delta' Full Of Paradoxes

October 4, 2012 – Dement draws on her upbringing in Arkansas for inspiration for her new album, Sing the Delta.


Read A Ska And Jazz Innovator Bridges Continents And Decades

October 3, 2012 – Guitarist Ernest Ranglin makes music that's built to last, using African and Caribbean influences.


Read Low Cut Connie: The Self-Deprecating Bar Band

October 3, 2012 – The band's new Call Me Sylvia is as raucous as its debut, though it's slightly more self-conscious.


Vagn Holmboe is considered Denmark's finest composer of symphonies after Carl Nielsen.

Read Classical Lost And Found: Neglected Symphonies By A Great Dane

October 2, 2012 – The brilliant and rigorously built chamber symphonies by Vagn Holmboe have finally made it to disc.

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