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For pianist Vadim Neselovskyi, Ukraine war adds urgency to his most personal work

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Honoring the iconic blues and ironic humor of Mose Allison

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R&B singer UMI's debut full-length, Forest in the City is one of NPR Music's picks for the best new albums out on May 27. Eddie Mandell hide caption

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New Music Friday: The best releases out on May 27

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NPR's favorite music of April, from broken-hearted R&B to paranoid post-punk

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The nouveau swing of Donald Harrison Jr., Big Chief and NEA Jazz Master

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Jon Batiste (center) performs at the 64th annual Grammy Awards on April 3, 2022. Batiste was nominated in 11 categories and took home five prizes, including album of the year. Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images hide caption

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Stanley Clarke, Donald Harrison Jr., Billy Hart and Cassandra Wilson will be honored at the 2022 NEA Jazz Masters Tribute Concert from SFJAZZ. NPR hide caption

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