James Brandon Lewis' second album, Divine Travels, came out in early February. Ingrid Hertfelder/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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The gospel/folk singer Sister Rosetta Tharpe was accompanied by a jazz orchestra on her debut recording. Chris Ware/Getty Images hide caption

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Archie Shepp in 2009. Eric Cabanis/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Archie Shepp: The Original Fire Music

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