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May 10, 2012 Pianist Christian Sands has an old-school jazz education — yet loves to riff over Kanye West beats and arrange OutKast songs. Of course, if you follow improvised music today, this is far from unusual.
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January 18, 2012 A husband-and-wife team makes genre-crossing music which reflects the West African diaspora in sound, from talking drum to gospel music and keyboard synthesizer. Hear a live concert recording from New York.
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May 21, 2010 Sands presents a fresh look at the language of jazz, from swing to Brazilian and Afro-Cuban rhythms. He gets together with guest host Christian McBride for duets in "Lonesome Lover" and "Kelly's Blues."
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