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Maria Schneider - Data Lords makes 'NPR Music's No. 1 Albums And Songs Of July'

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The musical tastes of the NPR Music crew are a delightful jumble. On this edition of All Songs Considered, we pick our favorite music released in July 2020.

From Nate Chinen, WBGO - Newark NJ
Long before we saw the early signs of a reckoning from big tech companies, the illustrious composer-bandleader Maria Schneider was sounding the alarm. But how do you translate an argument about intellectual property and data mining into the realm of large-ensemble jazz? On the title track of her astounding new double album, Schneider answers that question with a gathering mass of sound, a mounting sense of dread and some hard-stuttering rhythmic effects.

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