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Singer and rapper Jesse Markin. His new album, Noir, is on our shortlist for the best releases out on June 11. Tero Ahonen/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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New Music Friday: The Top 6 Albums Out On June 11

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Top left, clockwise: Sinéad Harnett, Olivia Rodrigo, The Zolas, Sharon Van Etten & Angel Olsen, Bill Laurance, Sound Prints. Courtesy of the artists hide caption

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Prodigal pianist and composer Erroll Garner, whose centennial birthday will be marked in September. Vernon Smith/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Singer Jorja Smith. Her latest release, Be Right Back, is on our shortlist of the best albums out on May 14. Bardha Krasniqi/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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New Music Friday: The Top 7 Albums Out On May 14

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The Essex singer Dodie. Her debut full-length, Build A Problem, tops our shortlist of the best new albums out on May 7. Parri Thomas/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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New Music Friday: The Top 7 Albums Out On May 7

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Phil Schaap's 50-Year Career: The Raconteur Raised On Jazz

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Singer and rapper Houston Kendrick. His new album, Small Infinity, tops our shortlist of the best albums out on April 23. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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New Music Friday: The Top 6 Albums Out On April 23

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Herbie Hancock, speaking to high school students in the State Dining Room of the White House during President Obama's celebration of International Jazz Day on April 29, 2016. Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption

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U.K. rapper AJ Tracey. His sophomore full-length, Flu Game, is on our shortlist of the best albums out on April 16. Michael O'Donnel/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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New Music Friday: The Top 6 Albums Out On April 16

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The Hong Kong-based singer-songwriter Cehryl. Her latest release, Time Machine, is one of our picks for the best albums out on April 9. Jonny Ho/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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New Music Friday: The Top 9 Albums Out On April 9

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Clockwise from upper left: IKOQWE, Joyce Wrice, Solomon Fox, Joe'l Young, Hirsch, Floating Points and Pharaoh Sanders. Courtesy of the artists hide caption

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Singer and rapper Noga Erez. Her new album, KIDS, is one of our top picks for the best albums out on Mar. 26. Dudi Hasson/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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New Music Friday: The Top 7 Albums Out On March 26

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Pharoah Sanders and Sam Shepherd (a.k.a. Floating Points) in the studio making Promises. Eric Welles-Nyström/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Jon Batiste. His monumental new album, We Are, is on our shortlist of the best new albums out on March 19. Louis Browne/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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New Music Friday: The Top 9 Albums Out On March 19

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