Best known for bright, accessible modern jazz, Pat Metheny takes on an experimental composer's work with the new Tap: John Zorn's Book of Angels, Vol. 20. Jimmy Katz/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Jack DeJohnette will perform at the 2012 Newport Jazz Festival — just a few days before he turns 70. Chris Griffith/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Pianist Kris Davis has a delicate yet searching touch on Paradoxical Frog, a trio record with Tyshawn Sorey and Ingrid Laubrock. EyeShotJazz hide caption

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Charlie Haden. Rafa Rivas/Getty Images hide caption

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