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Jazz singer Sheila Jordan, then 84, performs at the 21st annual Charlie Parker Jazz Festival in New York City's Tompkins Square Park on Aug. 25, 2013. Jack Vartoogian/Getty Images hide caption

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Singer and rapper Lil Nas X's debut full-length Montero is on NPR Music's shortlist of the best new albums out on Sept. 17. Charlotte Rutherford/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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New Music Friday: The Top 8 Albums Out On Sept. 17

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Jazz vocalist Sheila Jordan doesn't mind that, despite her critical acclaim, she's not a household name. "The people that respect what I do and hire me, that's all I need, you know?" she says. "I just need to keep doing this music as long as I live. " Richard Laird/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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At 86, A 'Jazz Child' Looks Back On A Life Of Sunshine, Sorrow

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Sheila Jordan: A Unique Voice At 80

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