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Review: 'Covered,' Robert Glasper

NPR's Tom Moon reviews the new album from pianist Robert Glasper, Covered.

James Horner, A Giant Among Movie Music Composers, Is Feared Dead

A single-engine plane registered to Horner crashed on Monday in an area 60 miles from Santa Barbara, Calif. There were no survivors.

Musicians Deny Requests To Allow Their Music To Be Streamed

Taylor Swift fought Apple, and seems to have won: It will pay royalties during the free trial period of its music streaming service. But Swift isn't the only artist to stand up to Internet services.

In The Battle Between Taylor Swift And Apple, Swift Didn't Fight Alone

Swift made headlines when her Tumblr post seemed to force Apple to pay musicians for music streamed during a three-month free trial period. But other music industry players get credit as well.

Taylor Swift Wins Battle With Apple Over Free Music Streaming

Pop star Taylor Swift picked a fight with Apple over the weekend, saying that artists should get paid in the free trial version of Apple's new music streaming service. She won the battle, but the streaming wars continue.

Back In Ghana, Pat Thomas Gives New Life To Highlife

Pat Thomas and Kwashibu Area Band's eight songs unfold in beautifully paced arrangements that are unhurried, but also packed with ideas. Legendary Afrobeat drummer Tony Allen guests.
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‘Your Band Sucks’ Author Jon Fine: ‘I Got A Job. That Was A Big Failure’

WAMU 88.5's chatted with the author about his memoir, the reunion of his band, and indie rock's "failed revolution."


Pulitzer Prize-Winning Musician Gunther Schuller Dies At 89

Gunther Schuller, who bridged classical music and jazz, has died at age 89. The Pulitzer Prize-winning composer, conductor and educator ranged widely in his musicianship.

Robert Glasper Puts His Trio On Shuffle

The jazz pianist has spent the past five years essentially making modern R&B records. On the new Covered he returns to a more traditional form, but adds an eclectic twist to keep things interesting.

Lynyrd Skynyrd Hits The Right Notes For The Road

On this week's Wingin' It, music journalist Anthony DeCurtis tells us about his favorite road-trip song. DeCurtis is a contributing editor for Rolling Stone magazine.