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Strata-East Records founders, from left: Trumpeter Charles Tolliver and pianist Stanley Cowell, photographed in 1970. David Redfern/Redferns/Getty hide caption

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Strata-East at 50: How a revolutionary record label put control in artists' hands

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Brandy. Her latest release, B7, tops our shortlist for the best new albums out on July 31. Beau Blanks/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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New Music Friday: The Top 9 Albums Out On July 31

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Charles Tolliver Tentet (Feat. Stanley Cowell) in Concert on WNYC - 02/26/2009

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