Though not well known for its jazz scene, Houston, Texas has produced some of America's best jazz musicians, including Jason Moran. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Beyond Country And Blues: The Jazz Legacy Of Houston

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Jason Moran Plays Thelonious Monk's Town Hall Concert

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Jason Moran's new album is titled All Rise: A Joyful Elegy For Fats Waller. Clay Patrick McBride/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Modern Misbehavin': Jason Moran Gets Into The Mind Of Fats Waller

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All Rise: A Joyful Elegy For Fats Waller

<em>Audio for First Listens is no longer available after the album is released.</em>

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Jason Moran On JazzSet

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Jason Moran At The Kennedy Center

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A Jazz Piano Christmas 2012

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Jazz pianist Jason Moran was named a MacArthur Fellow in 2010. Clay Patrick McBride/ hide caption

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On Jazz Day, Jason Moran Makes The Case For Relevance

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