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Top row, left to right: Madeline Kinney, 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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Makaya McCraven has a unique style where he makes improvised live recordings, then builds on them in the studio. His new album, which uses this method, is called Universal Beings E&F Sides. David Marques/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Drummer Makaya McCraven, The 'Beat Scientist,' Talks About His New Album

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Lil Baby performs during a Juneteenth voter registration rally on June 19, 2020 at Murphy Park Fairgrounds in Atlanta, Ga. One week earlier, he released "The Bigger Picture," a song protesting police brutality. Paras Griffin/Getty Images hide caption

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A previously unreleased concert recording of Thelonious Monk from 1968 will be released next month as the album Palo Alto. Larry Fink/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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A Previously Unreleased Thelonious Monk Concert Is Coming Next Month

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To keep the creative spark alive, Norah Jones says she never stops doing the sort of work that she got into the industry for: gigging, collaborating and learning new things. Diane Russo/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Norah Jones On World Cafe

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The Evolution Of Jon Batiste

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Stefon Harris: A Generation's Preeminent Voice Of The Vibraphone

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