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A Broken Hallelujah

This is not a biography of Leonard Cohen: it's a spiritual odyssey.

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Ready for a Brand New Beat

Was "Dancing in the Street" about something more than a party?

 

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This Land Is Their Land

New lives of folk music legends Woody Guthrie and Pete Seeger.

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Reinventing Bach

Following Bach's music into the digital age and beyond.

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Greatest Generation

Two defining voices of rock look back on lives of creative musical destruction.

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Live at Art D'Lugoff's Top of the Gate

Should we care about a new posthumous recording of the legendary pianist? Yes.

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Honky Tonk Girl: My Life in Lyrics

A new collection showcases the songwriting talents of the coal miner's daughter and feminist pioneer.

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The Doors: A Lifetime of Listening to Five Mean Years

A dense, imagistic book of music criticism that echoes the band's unique sound.

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Love Goes to Buildings on Fire

A period of unprecedented musical innovation.

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Tony Bennett: The Complete Collection

More than six decades of material from a living legend.

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Deep in a Dream

The tormented life of jazz legend Chet Baker.

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The Witmark Demos: 1962-1964

A two CD-set of Dylan's original publishers' demo recordings, including such classics as "Blowin' in the Wind" and "Mr. Tambourine Man."

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Saxophone Colossus

The genius and grandeur of the incomparable tenor saxophonist Sonny Rollins is celebrated in text and photographs.

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Whirl

The pianist and composer returns to the keyboard with tunes both classic and fresh. Read more...

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Still Evolving: New Jazz Recordings

A critic's recent listening suggest reports of jazz's death have been greatly overstated. Read more...

July 28: Percy Bysshe Shelley and Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin eloped on this day in 1814.

Crime fiction legends Dennis Lehane and Michael Connelly discuss the new book that unites their beloved sleuths Patrick Kenzie and Harry Bosch.

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Paradise and Elsewhere

Canadian short story marvel Kathy Page emerges as the Alice Munro of the supernatural from these heartfelt tales of shapeshifting swimmers, mild-mannered cannibals, and personality-shifting viruses transmitted through kisses.

Pastoral

When a persuasive pastor arrives in a sleepy farm town, his sage influence has otherworldly results (talking sheep, a mayor who walks on water). But can he pull off the miracle of finding kindly local Liz Denny the love of her life?  Small wonder looms large in this charmer from Andre Alexis.

The Hundred-Year House

When a poetry scholar goes digging through the decrepit estate of his wife's family to uncover a bygone arts colony's strange mysteries, he awakens a tenacious monster: his mother-in-law. A wickedly funny take on aging aristocracies from author Rebecca Makkai (The Borrower).