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Trumpeter Wynton Marsalis' version of "We Three Kings" goes on Christian McBride's holiday playlist.
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December 17, 2015 These days, the host of Jazz Night In America looks for old and forgotten gems during the holiday season. He weighs in with surprisingly different and joyous tunes — plus, of course, James Brown.
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Soothe your young one with our playlist of infant-inspired songs.
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July 24, 2015 We collected your picks for the first song a newborn should hear.
Clockwise from upper left: Bright Eyes, Ed Sheeran, Louis Armstrong, Etta James, Peter Gabriel
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February 10, 2015 In honor of Valentine's Day, we asked for your ideal romantic songs. On this week's All Songs Considered, we count down the 10 most popular tunes that make you swoon.
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Mary Lou Williams performs at the Cafe Society in New York in 1947.
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March 29, 2013 Musicians like Lil Hardin Armstrong, Carla Bley and Mary Lou Williams didn't just make it in the historically male-dominated field of jazz: They were the driving forces behind their own bands. Hear five pioneering examples of women who composed for and directed their own groups.
In January 1971, in one of his final performances, Louis Armstrong used "Hello Dolly" to convey the joy of being alive.
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May 15, 2012 In one of his final performances, Armstrong used "Hello Dolly" to convey the joy of being alive.
Don Byron released Love, Peace, and Soul with his New Gospel Quintet on Feb. 21.
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March 12, 2012 Two recent albums, from Don Byron's New Gospel Quintet and Charlie Haden and Hank Jones, offer contrasting perspectives on the intersection of two quintessentially American music styles.
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A real skeletal jazz band.
October 27, 2011 Dig the grave, gone sounds of some wickedly good music, including a brass-filled "Thriller."
In 1926, everyone did the Charleston on ice.
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September 27, 2011 The banning of alcohol and the subsequent rise of speakeasies played a role in jazz's evolution.
Louis Armstrong tucks into a plate of spaghetti in Rome with his wife Lucille in 1949.
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August 4, 2011 He was arguably the greatest artist of the 20th century. He was also one of its greatest eaters. See the personal red beans and rice recipe of the man behind songs like "Struttin' With Some Barbecue" and "Cornet Chop Suey."
July 19, 2011 This week on the show, the All Songs gang and listeners spill on the tunes that bring them to tears.
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