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"I would like to kill the nicest man in the world," guitarist Jesse Matthewson yells maniacally in the cold open to this three-minute tube screamer, which gets a little sassy.

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Watch the 10-piece "Gulf Coast soul" band explode with energy behind singer Kam Franklin.

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It’s no coincidence that Great Lake Swimmers new album comes out the week of Earth Day

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Peter Serling

The composer is the second from the New York music collective Bang on a Can to win the award with a choral work. Her oratorio explores the lives of coal miners and their families a century ago.

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In a performance at Jazz at Lincoln Center, Carla Bley, George Coleman, Charles Lloyd and Joe Segal are recognized for their lifetimes of artistry and service to the music. Watch at 7:30 p.m. EDT.

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