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Gilad Hekselman.

May 30, 2012 In his search for the emotional core of modern jazz, the guitarist wrote a batch of nifty tunes.

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Mark Turner (left) told JazzSet, "I consider myself an economical player, not at the top of my voice on every song no matter what, and Paul [Motian] is like that."

January 19, 2012 The late Paul Motian plays drums on this set from the Village Vanguard, his favorite room.

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The Mark Turner quartet at the Village Vanguard. L-R: David Virelles, Turner, Ben Street, Paul Motian.

June 21, 2011 He's likely the most influential saxophonist of his generation. Hear a recording of a live concert.

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Fly

February 15, 2011 The collective of Mark Turner, Larry Grenadier and Jeff Ballard plays with open, soaring grooves.

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Aaron Goldberg.

February 2, 2011 The busy sideman has made time to lead his core group for more than 10 years. Hear a live recording.

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Live Billy Hart Quartet

September 23, 2009 A career sideman who happens to be a modern master drummer, Hart steps into the leader's chair.

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Edward Simon

March 11, 2009 The Venezuelan pianist presents his modern Latin jazz with help from saxophonist Mark Turner.

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Adam Rogers

April 14, 2008 Hear the jazz guitarist make his debut as a leader at the storied West Village enclave.

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Folk Art is Joe Lovano's 21st recording for the Blue Note label. He gives a generous nod to Cameroonian saxophonist Manu Dibango on the stand-out track, "Dibango."

March 23, 2009 Five of today's leading jazz tenor saxophonists each has his own take on the shape of jazz to come.

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