NPR's favorite albums of the year so far range from hip-hop to Latin music.

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The Tony winner brings leading-lady vocals to a performance of "Bewitched, Bothered And Bewildered."

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Known for his duo work with bassist and French-horn player Willie Ruff, the pianist forms a new duo with Marian McPartland to perform "Don't Worry 'Bout Me."

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The Baltimore MC serves up food for thought, and for the soul, on his new album's title track.

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David Greene talks to the pianist about her recent performance at a piano festival in Cuba — and a particularly stressful time in her life.

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