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Chris Joyner's Journey From Sideman To Spotlight

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Algiers' self-titled debut album is out June 2. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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On Algiers' Debut Album, Southern Boys Find A Common Cause

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Author Mark Ribowsky describes Otis Redding as "bigger than the music he sang, because of how he sang and interpreted it during the most traumatic, metamorphic decade in history." Volt Records / Wikimedia Commons hide caption

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'Like An Avalanche': Otis Redding's Unstoppable Crossover

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Nora Jane Struthers' new album is titled Wake. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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When Nora Jane Struthers' Identity Was Stolen, She Created A New One

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Jack DeJohnette (center) called in fellow Chicago musicians (from left) Henry Threadgill, Roscoe Mitchell, Larry Gray and Muhal Richard Abrams to play on his new live album, Made In Chicago. Paul Natkin/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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For Jack DeJohnette, A Chicago Homecoming Brought A Reunion With Old Friends

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Ali Shaheed Muhammad at NPR's New York City studio in March. Polina Yamshchikov for NPR hide caption

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Ali Shaheed Muhammad With Frannie Kelley

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Oscar Paz Suaznabar started playing keyboard by ear when he was just 2. The now 9-year-old pianist has played at Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center. Courtesy Oscar Paz Suaznabar hide caption

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When This 9-Year-Old Pianist Plays, He Feels The Music

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Eilen Jewell at Military Reserve Park in Boise, Idaho. Otto Kitsinger/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Eilen Jewell, The Half-Broke Horse Of Idaho, Returns Home

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Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear's debut album, Skeleton Crew, is out now. Danny Clinch/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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A Mother-Son Folk Duo Went 'From The Kitchen To David Letterman'

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The song "Home" from Holly Herndon's new album, Platform, concerns being honest with ourselves about technology so that as a society we can figure out how to make things better. Bennet Perez/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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An Invasion Of Intimacy, And The Song That Followed

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Pianist and composer Stephen Hough. Andrew Crowley/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Stephen Hough Puts His Experience Of A Miracle Into His Music

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After 42 years, cellist Joel Krosnick (foreground, left) is bidding farewell to the Juilliard String Quartet. Sony Classical/Simon Powis hide caption

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After 42 Years, Juilliard String Quartet Cellist To Step Down

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Oak Ridge Boys Take Their Impeccable Harmonies 'On The Road'

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Ramsey Lewis' hit single "The In Crowd" was recorded live in concert 50 years ago this month. Courtesy of Ravinia Festival hide caption

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50 Years Ago, Ramsey Lewis Joined 'The In Crowd'

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