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With a reflective vocal and a veteran's touch on the keys, Fritts frames the tale of a wingman in a way only he can.

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The musician and NPR host on his motives, his rituals, Lucy Pearl and his one regret.

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There are certain figures in jazz history whose iconic status can be telegraphed by a single name. The pianist and singer Nina Simone seems to be ascending to that place of pop-culture reverence.

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Simone's recordings still loom larger than the rest of her story. A new film about her life asks the question, What Happened, Miss Simone?

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NPR's Tom Moon reviews the new album from pianist Robert Glasper, Covered.

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