Sangam performs at the 2011 Newport Jazz Festival. From left to right: Eric Harland, Zakir Hussain and Charles Lloyd. Erik Jacobs for NPR hide caption

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Chris Potter (center) performs live at the Village Vanguard. John Rogers for NPR/johnrogersnyc.com hide caption

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L-R: Dan Blake, Julian Lage, Larry Grenadier, Eric Harland perform on Toast of the Nation. Paul Marotta/Berklee College of Music hide caption

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Marcus Strickland (left) and Eric Harland, during their bands' performances at 92Y Tribeca. John Rogers for NPR/johnrogersnyc.com hide caption

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