This week's ReelSound features some inspiring and poignant music for Memorial Day.

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R&B music with a message isn't a recent or strictly American phenomenon. Jason King explores the theme of protest music with an eclectic mix of soulful songs about resistance and revolution.

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The late trumpeter's stunning compositions and imaginative improvisations left deep impressions on generations — such as Ingrid Jensen and Steve Treseler, who rearrange Wheeler's catalog.

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Music critic Will Hermes says the new album, Platform, from electronic musician Holly Herndon invites deep listening.

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As part of the Sense Of Place: Philadelphia series, the band performs songs from Painted Shut.

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