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'Fresh Air' marks the centennial of jazz great Charles Mingus

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In claire rousay's music, moments of personal anguish are flanked by mundane snapshots of daily life, drawing out the similarities between the two extremes. Felix Walworth/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Reissue traces jazz giant Ornette Coleman's 'Genesis of Genius'

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'Wet Leg' hooks you with their prickly, raunchy way of looking at the world

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South Florida rapper Denzel Curry released his fifth studio album, Melt My Eyez See Your Future, on March 25. Adrian Villagomez/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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On their new albums, Morris and Tuttle are both sharpening their artistic identities while reinventing what staying invested in their genres of origin can look and sound like. Samantha Muljat/Harper Smith/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Afrobeats harmonize with British electronica on the latest from Ibibio Sound Machine

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Cecil Taylor's piano lightning bolts are precisely targeted in this 1973 recording

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Bluegrass musician Del McCoury explores love gone bad on 'Almost Proud'

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Lin-Manuel Miranda's song "Dos Oruguitas" from the Disney film Encanto is nominated for an Academy Award this year. Disney hide caption

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