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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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Top row, left to right: Madeline Kenney, Christian Sands, Gabriel Garzon Montano; Bottom row, left to right: Taylor Swift, Maria Schneider, Nubya Garcia Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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NPR Music's No. 1 Albums And Songs Of July

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Taylor Swift. Her surprise new album, Folklore tops our picks for the best new albums out on July 24. Beth Garrabrant/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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New Music Friday: The Top 10 Albums Out July 24

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Maria Schneider's latest album is The Thompson Fields. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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The Hills Are Alive: Maria Schneider Lets Memory Guide The Music

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Composer and bandleader Maria Schneider accepts her Grammy Award. Her album Winter Morning Walks earned three awards yesterday at the pre-telecast Grammy ceremony in Los Angeles. Michael Buckner/Getty Images hide caption

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The Attacca String Quartet's latest album celebrates John Adams. Lisa-Marie Mazzucco hide caption

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Lisa-Marie Mazzucco

Vespers, Habaneras And Early Morning Walks: New Classical Albums

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Jazz composer Maria Schneider (left) and soprano Dawn Upshaw collaborated on the new album Winter Morning Walks. Jimmy & Dena Katz/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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CD Gift Guide for 2007

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Maria Schneider conducts at the 2009 Mary Lou Williams Women in Jazz Festival. Also pictured: Kenny Rampton (trumpet). Margot Schulman hide caption

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Margot Schulman

Playing Jazz, And Making a Living

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The Kennedy Center honors Mary Lou Williams every year with the Mary Lou Williams Women in Jazz Festival, which showcases today's brightest female jazz artists. William P. Gottlieb/Library of Congress via flickr.com hide caption

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