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Read Ahmad Jamal: Still Fearless And Innovative At 82 KVIX
Read A Cirque Du Soleil For The Senses: Five Jazz Groups From Montreal WBGO
June 28, 2012 – Preview some of the artists playing the Montreal International Jazz Festival, a musical grand prix. WBGO
Read 5 Great Works Of Modern Chamber Jazz
Read Heavy Rotation: 5 Songs Public Radio Can't Stop Playing
June 18, 2012 – Download new music from Metric, Lianne La Havas, John Fullbright, Brownout and alt-J.
Read NPR Music's 50 Favorite Songs Of 2012 (So Far)
Read NPR Music's 25 Favorite Albums Of 2012 (So Far)
June 12, 2012 – Highlights from the first half of 2012 include albums from Jack White, Usher and Alabama Shakes.
Read Jack DeJohnette: 70 Years Of Propulsive, Percussive Mastery Jazz24
May 31, 2012 – Hear five songs from 1966 to the present which showcase the great drummer at the top of his powers. Jazz24
Watch Ron Carter: 75 Years Of Superb Bass
Watch What's Hot On The Billboard Latin Charts
Read 13 Reasons To Visit Your Local Record Store Today
Read Yip Harburg: A Lyricist For The Ages Jazz24
Read 5 Long-Lost Soul Songs
April 9, 2012 – From history's shadows, these high-quality soul tracks all feature women who deserve to be heard.
Watch Occupy Prom Night: Six Prom Themes You Wish You'd Had
April 6, 2012 – NPR Music's staff picks six songs for wishful thinkers and other alternate-universe prom-goers.
Read The Shakuhachi Jazz Of Minoru Muraoka
Watch The Once-Thriving Jazz Scene Of ... Indianapolis? WFIU