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The Modern Jazz Quartet

The Modern Jazz Quartet artist page: interviews, features and/or performances archived at NPR Music

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The cover of Django

August 1, 2001 The album displays the band's divergent style, mixing elements of bop, classical, and cool jazz.

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Reviews

Milt Jackson.

July 12, 2011 Jazz critic Kevin Whitehead reviews a seven-CD box set featuring the quartet's Atlantic years.

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The cover of The Comedy

August 1, 2001 This "excursion into Renaissance Italy" tells the story of several fictional denizens of the 1500s

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The cover of Django

August 1, 2001 The album displays the band's divergent style, mixing elements of bop, classical, and cool jazz.

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Can classical music get down and party?

May 10, 2011 Can classical music get down and party? Some jazz musicians sure think so.

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Frederic Chopin

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Gillian Welch

Gillian Welch

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Spoon

Spoon

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Rodrigo y Gabriela

Rodrigo y Gabriela

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Bon Iver

Bon Iver

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Charles Mingus

Charles Mingus

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Emerson String Quartet

Emerson String Quartet

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Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan

Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan

NPR Music explores the life and voice of the passionate Qawwali singer.

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Wye Oak

Wye Oak

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M.I.A.

M.I.A.

Music and news from the Sri Lanka-born hip-hop artist and producer.

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Arcade Fire

Arcade Fire

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