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British composer Thomas Adès leads the Boston Symphony Orchestra, and soloist Kirill Gerstein, in the premiere performances of his Concerto for Piano and Orchestra at Symphony Hall in Boston. Winslow Townson/Deutsche Grammophon hide caption

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'Royal Albert Hall' Album Captures Bryan Ferry In All His Contradictory Glory

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Grimes' fifth album, Miss Anthropocene, pushes the pleasure buttons of mainstream pop while also appearing to critique it. Mac Boucher/Neil Hansen/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Review: On 'Miss Anthropocene,' Grimes Crafts Pop Both Visceral And Cryptic

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Carla Bley's Trio Brings A Scaled-Down Dynamic To 'Life Goes On'

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Justin Bieber, photographed with fans at the premiere of his self-produced YouTube documentary series Seasons, on Jan. 27, 2020 in Los Angeles. The pop star released his first album in five years, Changes, on Feb. 14. Jon Kopaloff/Getty Images hide caption

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Encore: On 'BUBBA,' Kaytranada Captures Dance Music's Central Tenet

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Jazz Trio's 'Pearls' Puts New-As-Can-Be Improvisations On Golden Oldies

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John Moreland Brings Back The Old Fashioned Idea Of The Album With 'LP5'

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'Let The Rhythm Lead' Brings Jackson Browne And Friends To Haiti

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From vocal delivery to melodic hooks, from lyrics to production: Kevin Parker has elevated his craft on The Slow Rush. Matt Sav/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Review: On 'The Slow Rush,' Tame Impala Masks Inner Turmoil With Sonic Euphoria

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Jazz Guitarist Jeff Parker Crosses Musical Genres On 'Suite For Max Brown'

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Destroyer Turns Nightmares Into Dreams With The Moody Album, 'Have We Met'

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Marlena Shaw's music combines the devotional passion, the harmonic inventiveness and the spirit-led improvisation that we hear in both the gospel and jazz idioms. David D. Spitzer/Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture hide caption

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The Overlooked Activist Power Of Marlena Shaw

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