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2:20 pm
Wed May 16, 2012

The World-Class Jazz Club Run By Volunteers

Saxophonist Paul Dunmall and drummer Mark Sanders perform (with guitarist Hasse Poulsen, off camera) at The Vortex in London.
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Originally published on Tue September 18, 2012 5:00 pm

As an acclaimed pianist and composer, Vijay Iyer is able to perform his music in concert halls and jazz clubs around the world. But few venues are quite like the one he played May 1-2 of this year.

Yesterday the BBC's Jazz on 3 posted a live recording of a new song by the Vijay Iyer Trio — too new, even, for the band's 2012 album Accelerando. The song is called "Hood":

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The Record
12:54 pm
Wed May 16, 2012

Adam Levine Has Our Number (And Won't Stop Calling)

Adam Levine in the video for Maroon 5's song "Payphone."
Music video still Universal Music Group

Originally published on Tue September 18, 2012 6:48 pm

LANGUAGE ADVISORY: This video contains profanity.

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All Songs Considered
12:28 pm
Wed May 16, 2012

Can't We All Just Get Along? Our Search For The Albums Everyone Loves

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Originally published on Wed May 16, 2012 1:08 pm

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Field Recordings
10:13 am
Wed May 16, 2012

Debo Band: Ethiopian Funk On A Muggy Afternoon

Katie Hayes Luke for NPR

Originally published on Wed May 16, 2012 11:31 am

Compared to a dark club full of dancing fans, a muggy Austin afternoon with the sun peeking out over our isolated spot at Joe's Crab Shack isn't the ideal setting for a Debo Band performance. But once the group began digging into "Ney Ney Weleba" — a classic song by Alemayehu Eshete — it didn't take long to get caught up in Debo Band's deep, infectious groove.

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Deceptive Cadence
10:02 am
Wed May 16, 2012

Classical Music Is Supreme Today At The Nation's Highest Court

Supreme Court Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a dedicated advocate of classical music.
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Originally published on Thu May 17, 2012 1:52 pm

This is a big week for classical music at the Supreme Court. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg provided Alex Ross at The New Yorker with a list of her favorite records.

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