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Cecile McLorin Salvant's new album is titled WomanChild.

Read Authentic Early Jazz, From A 23-Year-Old 'WomanChild'

June 3, 2013 – Vocalist Cecile McLorin Salvant and pianist Aaron Diehl honor old traditions as young people.

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Allan Sherman released three albums between October 1962 and August 1963.

Read Hello Muddah, Hello Drama: The Brief Bloom Of Parodist Allan Sherman

June 3, 2013 – Sherman's Jewish song sendups worked a tight niche. That's what made his crossover so surprising.

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Eleanor Friedberger's new solo album is Personal Record.

Read Eleanor Friedberger Unashamed Of Her Favorite Sounds

June 2, 2013 – On her second solo release, the Fiery Furnaces singer proudly mines the music of her birth decade.

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Quadron is the duo of Robin Hannibal and Coco O. Their new album is called Avalanche.

Watch Quadron: For Love Of The Slow Jam

June 2, 2013 – On the Danish duo's new album, Avalanche, the sound of 1970s American soul is front and center.

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Dallas Green, once a member of the post-hardcore group Alexisonfire, now makes much quieter music as City and Colour. His fourth solo album is The Hurry and the Harm.

Read City And Colour: A Musician Unplugs To Make A Connection

June 1, 2013 – Dallas Green, formerly of the post-hardcore group Alexisonfire, is making quieter music on his own.

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Michael Tilson Thomas conducts the San Francisco Symphony.

Watch 100 Years After The Riot, The 'Rite' Remains

May 29, 2013 – Michael Tilson Thomas guides us through the infamous Rite of Spring premiere and its longevity.

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Legendary music producer Quincy Jones.

Listen Quincy Jones: The Fresh Air Interview

May 27, 2013 – The legendary producer, arranger and composer was just inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

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Dirty Beaches is the performing title of the Taiwanese-Canadian musician Alex Zhang Hungtai. His new double album is called Drifters / Love Is the Devil

Read Dirty Beaches: A Nomad Musician Starts Over (And Over, And Over)

May 26, 2013 – Alex Zhang Hungtai's dreamy rock feels nostalgic — ironic for an artist who's never put down roots.

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Marshall Chapman's latest album, her 13th, is called Blaze of Glory.

Read Marshall Chapman: A Lifelong Rocker, Measuring Time By Elvis

May 26, 2013 – A 1956 Elvis Presley concert convinced a then-7-year-old Chapman that she wanted to make music.

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Kai Campos (right), with his partner in Mount Kimbie Dom Maker, says he's happy with Cold Spring Fault Less Youth and he's relieved it's done.

Watch It's A Process: Mount Kimbie On Making Their New Album

May 24, 2013 – The British duo struggled, broke through and got by with a little help from its friends.

After his shocking ballet, The Rite of Spring, Igor Stravinsky branched out in surprising directions.

Read Igor Stravinsky's 'Rite Of Spring' Counterrevolution

May 24, 2013 – The composer's broad range of styles ushered in trends far from the violence of his iconic ballet.

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Laura Mvula's debut album is called Sing to the Moon.

Watch Laura Mvula: A Soulful Voice That Once Answered Phones

May 19, 2013 – Less than two years ago, she was a receptionist. Now, she's touring the U.S. with her debut album.

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Marques Toliver's debut album is called Land of CanAan.

Watch Marques Toliver: An R&B Crooner With Strings Attached

May 19, 2013 – Toliver's music is anchored by the violin, an instrument that, in a way, chose him.

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Bobby McFerrin's new album is titled Spirityouall.

Watch Bobby McFerrin: Spirituals As Sung Prayers

May 17, 2013 – Spirityouall, a collection of old and original spirituals, was influenced by the singer's father.

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Sam Amidon's new album is titled Bright Sunny South.

Read Sam Amidon: Reshaping An American Folk Tradition

May 17, 2013 – Amidon says the melodies of shape-note hymns are some of the "deepest-seated for me."

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First Listen

The singer-songwriter, who died last year, has already inspired two double-length tribute albums.

First Listen: 'Farewell Transmission: The Music Of Jason Molina'

The singer-songwriter, who died last year, has already inspired two double-length tribute albums.

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Two music writers dig to the bottom of why other people's bad taste in music bothers us so much.

Why We Fight About Pop Music

Two music writers dig to the bottom of why other people's bad taste in music bothers us so much.

Alaska-based composer John Luther Adams won for his orchestral <em>Become Ocean</em>.

Alaskan Composer Wins Pulitzer For 'Become Ocean'

Alaska-based composer John Luther Adams won for his orchestral Become Ocean.

The rap duo and its fans might not have the same expectations about this summer's reunion tour.

Reunited And It Feels A Little Awkward: OutKast At Coachella

The rap duo and its fans might not have the same expectations about this summer's reunion tour.

An action thriller of a symphony, Mahler's First is piled with desire, fear and self-reflection.

A Debut Symphony That Embraced The World

An action thriller of a symphony, Mahler's First is piled with desire, fear and self-reflection.

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