Eric Dolphy in Copenhagen, 1961. JP Jazz Archive/Redferns hide caption

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Wayne Shorter's 2003 album Alegria finds the saxophonist and composer matching his quartet with orchestral textures. Thomas Dorn/Verve Records hide caption

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Agalloch and Ludicra drummer Aesop Dekker says he thinks Bobby Hutcherson is a sorcerer. Ross Sewage/Courtesy of Profound Lore hide caption

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Empirical. William Ellis hide caption

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A collage of records. Christopher Toothman/NPR hide caption

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There's more to jazz flute than Anchorman's Ron Burgundy. Courtesy of Dreamworks SKG hide caption

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