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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.
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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.
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Bored Flautist Plays The Tiny (Instrumental) Desk

Angela Sheik started out as a classical flautist but got bored mid-career and she started writing songs. She submitted a video to the Tiny Desk Concert Contest and speaks with NPR's Rachel Martin.
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'Lester, You Changed Our Lives': Channeling Bangs In 'How To Be a Rock Critic'

Husband-wife team Erik Jensen and Jessica Blank talk about their play based on the life and writings of legendary rock scribe Lester Bangs.
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'The Most Beautiful Offerings': Terry Riley At 80

The man credited as the father of minimalism is celebrating a big birthday Wednesday. And his influence reaches well beyond classical music.
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Son Lux, The Perennial One-Man Band, On Teaming Up

Songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Ryan Lott discusses the long journey to Bones, his fourth studio album and first with a permanent band.
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'Love & Mercy' Brings The Life Of Brian Wilson To The Big Screen

Screenwriter Oren Moverman talks with Fresh Air's Terry Gross about the film's depiction of the Beach Boy's troubled life. We'll also listen back to an interview Gross recorded with Wilson in 1988.
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Neil Young Is Displeased That Donald Trump Was 'Rockin' In The Free World'

When Donald Trump announced that he's running for president Tuesday, the soundtrack at the rally was Neil Young's "Rockin' in the Free World," which was played loudly and repeatedly.
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Neil Young Tells Trump To Quit 'Rockin' In The Free World'

Donald Trump has added his name to the list of Republican presidential candidates. Neil Young's song "Rockin' in the Free World" was played at Trump's event. Songwriter Neil Young wasn't pleased.
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'A Lot Of Hope And A Lot Of Fear': Anouar Brahem's Arab Spring Remembrance

The Tunisian oud player's latest album, Souvenance, is his response to the Arab Spring after years of reflection. Betto Arcos has his story.

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