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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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Sometimes I Might Be Introvert, the latest full-length from British rapper Little Simz, tops our shortlist of the best albums out on Sept. 3. Nick Dale/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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New Music Friday: The Top 7 Albums Out On Sept. 3

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Top left, clockwise: PinkPantheress, Lucas Debargue, Lee Morgan, James Blake, Injury Reserve, Foxing. Courtesy of the artists hide caption

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CHVRCHES' fourth album, Screen Violence, is out Friday. Kevin J Thomson/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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New Music Friday: The Top 8 Albums Out On Aug. 27

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John Coltrane, photographed performing at The Penthouse during a run of performances in Seattle, Wash. in 1965. A recording of one, long lost, is now being released as A Love Supreme: Live in Seattle. Chuck Stewart/Courtesy Universal Music Group hide caption

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John Coltrane's Masterpiece Breathes New Life With 'A Love Supreme: Live In Seattle'

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The Killers' latest, Pressure Machine, is one of NPR Music's picks for the best albums out on Aug. 13. Danny Clinch/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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New Music Friday: The Top 7 Albums Out On Aug. 13

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Trumpeter Charlie Porter and bassist John Lakey perform in May 2021. Aaron Hayman/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Portland's Montavilla Jazz Brings Music To Your Front Door

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Shemekia Copeland performs at the Exit Zero Jazz Festival in Cape May, NJ. Mitra I. Arthur/NPR hide caption

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Shemekia Copeland, Modern Guardian Of The Blues

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Saxophonist Camille Thurman and bassist Endea Owens play at a Community Cookout in Jamaica, Queens on Sunday May 9, 2021 Anthony Artis /Artist hide caption

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Bassist Endea Owens Cooks Up Jazz For The Community

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A 'Jazz Night' Family Affair: Father And Son Saxophonists Mike And Julian Lee

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