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January 10, 2008 Drummer Louis Hayes leads the Cannonball Adderley Legacy Band in a tribute to the alto sax player.

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American jazz trumpeter and composer Miles Davis sits with his horn during a studio recording session, October 1959.

January 24, 2000 Reviewer Tom Moon gives a listen to the classic 1959 jazz recording Kind of Blue.

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The cover of Somethin' Else

August 1, 2001 Saxophonist Adderley was nicknamed "the New Bird" for fast his leads a la Charlie "Bird" Parker.

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The cover of Kind of Blue

August 1, 2001 Miles Davis' Kind of Blue is frequently cited as the best-selling jazz album in history.

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The cover of Somethin' Else

August 1, 2001 Saxophonist Adderley was nicknamed "the New Bird" for fast his leads a la Charlie "Bird" Parker.

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The cover of Kind of Blue

August 1, 2001 Miles Davis' Kind of Blue is frequently cited as the best-selling jazz album in history.

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The cover of Nancy Wilson & Cannonball Adderley

August 1, 2001 Cannonball Adderley invented "soul jazz," a distinctive style bringing the group great popularity.

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Cannonball Adderley.

September 15, 2012 With a sweetly ferocious style, the alto saxophonist bridged decades of expression.

Steve Wilson

June 1, 2010 Wilson sings the praises of five alto saxophonists who've mastered this beast of a horn.

The only known photo of Buckshot La Funke.

January 11, 2010 There's not much faking when it comes to jazz, except when a musician plays under an alias.

Jimmy Smith

January 4, 2010 Hear five classic examples of a groove-oriented style that's built from the bottom up.

Zodiac.

July 21, 2009 Hear five jazz songs that might inspire you to ask your fellow jazz fan, "What's your sign?"

Horace Silver on the cover of his record Song for My Father.

June 12, 2008 Just in time for the holiday, hear five classic jazz songs that help keep Dad in mind.

Jack-o-Lantern.

October 30, 2007 From the lighthearted to the haunting, NPR station WDUQ highlights some spooky Halloween music.

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