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A restless formal inventor who draws from science, spirituality and extensive personal travels, Coleman has also mentored many major jazz musicians to develop their own languages and systems.

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YAWN's off-kilter new video for the song "Flytrap" is plagued (intentionally) by mistimed cues, faulty gear and more. It's a strange and trippy scene scored perfectly by the band's woozy guitar riff.

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John Darnielle's novel, Wolf in White Van, is about a man who survives a trauma. The songwriter tells Fresh Air about his difficult childhood and finding shelter in music and the Incredible Hulk.

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On a steamy morning upstairs in a record lover's paradise KING laid down a gorgeous version of one of the songs that lit up Twitter three years ago and put the trio on Prince's radar.

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On World Cafe, NPR's Ann Powers highlights Americana's diversity in her picks from the festival.

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