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The GroundUP Music Festival Brings Even More Heat to Miami

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Prins Thomas and Bugge Wesseltoft's eponymous album comes out July 20. Smalltown Supersound/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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First Listen: Bugge Wesseltoft & Prins Thomas, 'Bugge Wesseltoft & Prins Thomas'

Jazz singer Gregory Porter and NPR's Audie Cornish at a live interview at NPR Headquarters in Washington, D.C. on June 27, 2018. Eslah Attar/NPR hide caption

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Gregory Porter On Channeling Nat King Cole: 'Nat Got Me Through Some Moments'

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Florence the Machine's High as Hope is on our short list of the best albums out on June 29. Vincent Haycock/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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New Music Friday For June 29: Seven Albums You Should Hear Now

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Violinist Regina Carter peforming. Carter is one of the recipients of the 2018 Doris Duke Artist Awards, along with Dee Dee Bridgewater and Stefon Harris, among others. Scott Gries/Getty Images hide caption

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Bassist Dave Holland and tabla player Zakir Hussain perform as part of Crosscurrents at Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York City. Lawrence Sumulong/Jazz at Lincoln Center hide caption

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Crosscurrents: Converging Jazz And Indian Classical Music

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"I feel like we're in that turning point right now," Kamasi Washington says. Durmiel/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Kamasi Washington's Heaven Exists In His Mind

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Atticus Ross (left) and Trent Reznor (right) of Nine Inch Nails, whose new album Bad Witch is on our short list for the best releases of June 22. Corinne Schiavone/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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New Music Friday: June 22

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At The Helm: Harold Mabern, Stalwart Accompanist, At 82

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Barbara Cook performs at the 2014 New York Festival of Song at Carnegie Hall on April 28, 2014 in New York City. Laura Cavanaugh/Getty Images hide caption

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Barbara Cook On Piano Jazz

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Nellie McKay's Sister Orchid is out now on Palmetto. Shervin Lainez/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Nellie McKay's Smoldering Voice Takes On Standards Like 'My Romance'

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American jazz trumpeter Harry 'Sweets' Edison performs in 1991. David Redfern/Getty Images hide caption

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Harry 'Sweets' Edison On Piano Jazz

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