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Pedal steel player Susan Alcorn, whose album with her quintet, Pedernal, was the pick for the best album of the year by Francis Davis, who runs the annual NPR Music Jazz Critics Poll. David Lobato/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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The late rapper Juice WRLD. His posthumous full-length, Legends Never Die, tops our list of the best new albums out this week. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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July 10, 2020

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On Brad Mehldau's new album, he alternates keyboard works by J.S. Bach with his own jazz-inflected explorations. Michael Wilson/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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'After Bach' Offers Brad Mehldau's Well-Tempered Jazz

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Chris Thile & Brad Mehldau's forthcoming, self-titled album is on World Cafe's radar for 2017. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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New Year, New Music On World Cafe

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Brad Mehldau's latest covers project, Where Do You Start, came out Tuesday. Michael Wilson/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Brad Mehldau: (Unlikely) Songs By Other People

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Wayne Shorter's 2003 album Alegria finds the saxophonist and composer matching his quartet with orchestral textures. Thomas Dorn/Verve Records hide caption

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Pianist Kris Davis has a delicate yet searching touch on Paradoxical Frog, a trio record with Tyshawn Sorey and Ingrid Laubrock. EyeShotJazz hide caption

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On Highway Rider, Brad Mehldau (pictured) and producer Jon Brion reunite for the first time since 2002's Largo. August Quirk hide caption

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