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Uptown Vocal Jazz Quartet: Scat Singing To Its Own Tune

After years of singing other people's songs, bandleader and co-founder Ginny Carr has crafted a tightly harmonized album of originals.

Keane On World Cafe

Unlike many of its contemporaries, Keane swaps out guitars for piano and synthesizers as its lead instruments, which lends the band's songs a distinct sound.

Lin-Manuel Miranda On Learning From Ruben Blades

The Tony-winning lyricist and composer says "El Padre Antonio y Su Monaguillo Andres," a song by Blades, helped him understand the interplay of music and lyrics. Miranda says he didn't notice how dark Blades' song was at first, but eventually figured out what a powerful trick he'd pulled off.

Langhorne Slim On World Cafe

The bluesy folk-rock singer-songwriter performs songs from his eighth album, The Way We Move.

Digging Up The 'Newly Discovered Works Of Gil Evans'

Scholar and fan Ryan Truesdell has turned unheard Evans scores into richly textured works.