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May 22, 2014 — Sifting through the overwhelming catalog of the Afro-futurist jazz master is a daunting task. To celebrate Sun Ra's centennial, we picked five essential songs that lay his otherworldly evolution bare.
Nov 19, 2013 — Britain's artistic idol would be 100 this Friday. We've got your cheat sheet to his music and life.
Oct 9, 2013 — Don't know your Traviata from your Trovatore or your Otello from your Aida? Try out this handy cheat sheet — with music — to explore the greatest of Italian composers on the centennial of his birth. Hear his music and learn the unlikely story of his rise from a small town to international renown.
Mar 1, 2010 — Coleman, who celebrates his 80th birthday on March 9, has become a well-decorated jazz giant, but his outsider cachet has never loomed larger. Here's a guide to understanding the free-jazz pioneer in five easy steps.