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Guitar Phenom's New Album Pays Tribute To Jimi Hendrix

You might not have heard of Solorazaf, but you've certainly heard him play guitar. He's been a sideman to everyone from Nina Simone to Dizzy Gilespie. His latest solo album is called Solodeguitar.
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Buddy Guy: 'I Worry About The Future Of Blues Music'

Buddy Guy is the blues, and he's our connection to a genre that's embedded in the history of America. But it's a sound the guitarist fears is fading.
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Terri Lyne Carrington Makes A Musical 'Mosaic,' With A Focus On Women

The drummer, composer and bandleader's latest album, The Mosaic Project: Love and Soul, is part of her ongoing effort to showcase women in jazz.
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Luther Campbell Of 2 Live Crew On Fame, Obscenity And Community

Before joining the notoriously shocking rap crew, Campbell was a party-rocking DJ in Miami. Even then, he knew that being aggressively different could lead to success.
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A (Very) Young Jazz Pianist Takes Giant Steps Towards Musical Mastery

In the midst of releasing his debut album and playing the Newport Jazz Festival, 12-year-old piano prodigy Joey Alexander is staying centered.
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Colombia's La Momposina Sings A Tangled Social History

On this week's Alt Latino, we spend time with an album from Colombian singer Totó la Momposina. NPR's Rachel Martin talks with NPR's Felix Contreras about Tambolero.
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With 'Faded Gloryville,' Lindi Ortega Explores The Rougher Edges Of Fame

It's hard to believe a sound so country and Americana is coming out of Ontario — NPR's Scott Simon speaks with singer Lindi Ortega about her new album, Faded Gloryville.
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What Does It Mean To Be A Child Prodigy In Jazz?

Christian McBride, host of Jazz Night In America, examines the piano phenomenon Joey Alexander, his classmate Joey DeFrancesco and his own experience as a hotly tipped young talent.
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Buddy Emmons, The Pedal-Steel Guitarist Who 'Taught Everybody To Play,' Has Died

The legendary musician worked with everyone from Ray Price to Ray Charles while making a complicated instrument seem effortless. He died Wednesday at 78.
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Jason Isbell Has Conquered Fear, But He's Still Learning About Himself

The country artist's chart-topping new album, Something More Than Free, comes at a turning point in his life.

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