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Shabaka Hutchings has released a fantastic new album under his first name titled Perceive its Beauty, Acknowledge its Grace. Atiba Jefferson/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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New Music Friday: The best albums out April 12

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Our hosts are digging the new album by Gaby Moreno. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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The Grammy's newest categories acknowledge a boom for African music and modern jazz

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Dua Lipa, whose 2020 album Future Nostalgia produced multiple '80s and '90s pop-inspired hits, has released a new single, "Houdini," that hints at another layer of retro revival. Tyrone Lebon/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Setting our sights on the biggest music stories of the 2024

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Talking about the best albums of 2023

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Friday

Billie Eilish is nominated for six Grammys at the 2024 awards ceremony. Five of those nominations are for her song "What Was I Made For," from the soundtrack to the film Barbie. Michael Tran/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Wayne Shorter performs during the Marciac Jazz festival in southern France in 2005. Two recent tribute projects each aim to capture the wandering spirit of the late saxophonist. Lionel Bonaventure/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Monday

Jon Batiste performs at the Newport Folk Festival on Aug. 5. Batiste, a riveting live performer who has led the band at The Late Show and won an album of the year Grammy, just released a studio album, World Music Radio, that feels like an attempt to consolidate his billowing talent into a stable unit, like squeezing a genie back into the bottle. Vincent Alban/The Boston Globe via Getty Images hide caption

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Composer Ted Hearne's new choral work, FARMING, takes its texts from Jeff Bezos and William Penn to explore connections between farming, colonialism and capitalism. Peter English/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Ted Hearne's choral work 'FARMING' raises food for thought

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Thursday

Regina Bain, executive director of the Louis Armstrong House Museum, leads a ribbon-cutting for the brand-new Louis Armstrong Center on June 29 in Queens, New York. Bowery Image Group/Andrew Kelly for Louis Armstrong House Museum hide caption

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Louis Armstrong's dazzling archive has a new home — his

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John Coltrane (left) and Eric Dolphy on stage at the Village Gate in New York City in the summer of 1961. A recording of the performance, once thought lost, was recently discovered in the New York Public Library. Herb Snitzer/Courtesy of Impulse! Records hide caption

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John Coltrane and Eric Dolphy's fearless experiment sets a new album ablaze

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Friday

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Q Marsden's debut album, Soul,PRESENT tops this week's shortlist of the best albums out on May 5. Willem Verbeeck/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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New Music Friday: The best releases out on May 5

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Love In Exile is (from left) Arooj Aftab, Vijay Iyer and Shahzad Ismaily. The trio just released its self-titled debut album. Ebru Yildiz/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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New trio Love In Exile is a manifestation of musical telepathy

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