We got a lot of thoughtful comments and replies from readers this week when we asked whether they really listen to full albums from start to finish. Much of the discussion focused on the ways we listen and what constitutes actually engaging with an entire album in a full-on listening, as opposed to merely having it on.

Jazz Singer and Pianist Freddy Cole on All Star Jazz

May 24, 2013

Host Scott Levin interviews legendary jazz master and 2011 Grammy nominee, Freddy Cole. Levin will preview selections and discuss Freddy Cole's upcoming May 21st new release, "This and That," on High Note Records.

Sidney Insists On Stokowski's Stravinsky

May 24, 2013

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Pablo Helguera is a New York-based artist working with sculpture, drawing, photography and performance. His new book is Helguera's Artunes. You can see more of his work atArtworld Salon and on his own site.

As the 100th anniversary of Igor Stravinsky's ballet The Rite of Spring approaches, commentator Miles Hoffman reminds us that — as earthshaking as that infamous debut was — the composer soon branched out into a variety of musical styles that would surprise his fans and critics.

On the Next Galactic Travels 2013-05-30

May 24, 2013
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On the next Galactic Travels, the month-long Special Focus on Radio Massacre International concludes.  The Featured CD at Midnight will be Lost in Transit 6: The Gatherings 2007 Part 1 on Northern Echo Recordings.

Georges Moustaki, one of France's most beloved songwriters, died Thursday in Nice after a long illness. He was 79. Moustaki was known for infusing French song with sounds from around the world.

When Duke Ellington received the news that Billy Strayhorn, his songwriting and arranging partner of 28 years, had died, Ellington reportedly cried and told a friend, "No, I'm not all right! Nothing is going to be all right now."

Boards Of Canada Share New Video, Song

May 23, 2013