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Kaitlin Butts' what else can she do is one of the top releases out April 15. Mackenzie Ryan/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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New Music Friday: The Top 5 albums out on April 15

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Fans sit under an umbrella as shade from the hot sun during the Newport Jazz Festival in Newport, R.I., on July 8, 1962. Boston Globe/Getty Images hide caption

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Jazz trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie performs at the Boston Globe Jazz and Blues Festival on Jan. 15, 1966. Bob Daugherty/AP hide caption

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How To Like Jazz, For The Uninitiated

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Guatemalan author Eduardo Halfon's most recent book, The Polish Boxer, mesmerized us. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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A Braid Of Words: Guest DJ Eduardo Halfon, Author Of 'The Polish Boxer'

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Dave Brubeck at the 32nd Kennedy Center Honors. Kris Connor/Getty Images hide caption

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Dave Brubeck On Piano Jazz

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Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony, whose recording of music by John Adams made our Top 10 of 2012. Bill Swerbenski/courtesy of the artists hide caption

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In a 1999 interview with Fresh Air's Terry Gross, Dave Brubeck talked about his decades in the music industry and his first love: rodeo roping. Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images hide caption

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Celebrating The Life Of Jazz Pianist Dave Brubeck

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Dave Brubeck performing on the pilot episode of a television program in 1965. CBS Photo Archive/Getty Images hide caption

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Remembering The Vital Force Of Jazz Pianist Dave Brubeck

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The Dave Brubeck Quartet. Hulton Archive/Getty Images hide caption

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Dave Brubeck was named a Kennedy Center Honoree in 2009. Alex Brandon/AP Photo hide caption

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Celebrating Jazz Pianist Dave Brubeck's 90th Birthday

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As of 2008, Dave Brubeck still tours extensively with his jazz quartet, often performing his religious works. Hulton Archive/Getty Images hide caption

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Dave Brubeck: In His Own Sweet Way

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A classic West Coast jazz quartet: saxophonist Paul Desmond, drummer Joe Dodge, pianist Dave Brubeck, bassist Bob Bates. Hulton Archive/Getty Images hide caption

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