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Lennie Tristano's private stash of recordings reveal a trove of free improvisations

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Music critic talks standout tracks on Mary J. Blige album 'Good Morning Gorgeous'

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Nearly four years after his critically acclaimed 2018 album, CARE FOR ME, Chicago rapper Saba released his third studio project, FEW GOOD THINGS, on Feb. 4, 2022. Dawit N.M./Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Connie Smith shines as an interpreter of heartbreak on 2 new releases

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