Jazz musicians striking out on their own. From left, Sam Newsome (photographer credit: Takashi Kubo), Matthew Shipp (photographer credit: Lena Adasheva) and Theo Bleckmann (photographer credit: Susie Knoll/München). Courtesy of the artists hide caption

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Erik Jacobs for NPR

Matthew Shipp. Thien V via Flickr hide caption

itoggle caption Thien V via Flickr