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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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