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The Essex singer Dodie. Her debut full-length, Build A Problem, tops our shortlist of the best new albums out on May 7. Parri Thomas/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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New Music Friday: The Top 7 Albums Out On May 7

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Jazz Night In America's 2020 In Memoriam program includes Jimmy Heath, Lee Konitz, CÃ ndido Camero, Tony Allen, Annie Ross, Freddy Cole, Gary Peacock, Henry Grimes, Wallace Roney and McCoy Tyner. Bernard Benant, Jonathan Chimene/WBGO, David Kaufman, Tom Pich hide caption

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In Memoriam: 10 Jazz Artists We Lost In 2020

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Drummer Tony Allen, performing at the Glastonbury Festival in England in 2010. Allen died Thursday at age 79. Leon Neal/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Tony Allen, Afrobeat's Foundational Drummer, Has Died At Age 79

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2nd Chance (feat. Tony Allen) (Extended Club Mix)

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Clockwise from upper left: Django Django, Farao, Pale Honey, The Staves, Tony Allen Courtesy of the artists hide caption

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All Songs: Nine Creative Musicians You Should Know

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Listen: The Best Dance Tracks Of April

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Tony Allen was the drummer and musical director of Fela Kuti's band Africa 70 from 1968 to 1979. Bernard Benant hide caption

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Afrobeat pioneer Tony Allen's latest album is titled Secret Agent. Bernard Benant hide caption

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Afrobeat Legend Tony Allen Unleashes A 'Secret Agent'

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The Apples In Stereo, Caribou, Dr. Dog And More

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'Moyege' by Tony Allen

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