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A Witness To History: Guest DJ Arturo O'Farrill

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Wynton Marsalis leads a group of musicians through upper Manhattan's Riverside Church for the New Orleans-style funeral of vibraphonist Lionel Hampton in 2002. Doug Kanter/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Hear Tom Cole's Interview With Michel Martin

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Dizzy Gillespie All Stars in Concert at the Kennedy Center 12/31/08

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Reflecting on 50 Years of Monterey Jazz

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Dizzy Gillespie's Cold War Jazz Diplomacy

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Jazz 2005: Kevin Whitehead's Top 10

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The Lasting Impact of Dizzy Gillespie

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Clarinet and saxophone player Paquito D'Rivera wore a James Moody T-shirt during a recent recording session in Brazil. Jorge Rosenberg/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Arturo Sandoval and Dizzy Gillespie on tour in Europe in 1991. Sandoval's new album, Dear Diz (Every Day I Think of You), is a tribute to his friend and mentor. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Days With Dizzy: Arturo Sandoval On His Trumpet Mentor

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Various Artists: 'The Original Mambo Kings: An Introduction To Afro-Cubop 1948-1954'

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Dizzy Gillespie: 'Roy and Diz'

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Dizzy Gillespie: 'The Complete RCA Victor Recordings'

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Conguero Poncho Sanchez gave Frank Foster's swing classic, "Shiny Stockings," a new identity as a mambo. Charley Gallay/Getty Images Entertainment hide caption

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