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Saxophonist Miguel Zenón performs with pianist Laurent Coq at the 2012 Newport Jazz Festival.

July 25, 2013 The saxophonist and the drummer rework the music of their respective islands at Newport.

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May 15, 2013 The Puerto Rican saxophonist's stunning quartet of 10 years presents new music in concert.

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Saxophonist Miguel Zenón performs with pianist Laurent Coq at the 2012 Newport Jazz Festival.

August 5, 2012 The saxophonist teams up with pianist Laurent Coq to write music based on a Julio Cortázar novel.

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Alexis Cuadrado.

March 28, 2012 A Spanish bassist in New York addresses the works of a Spanish poet who came decades before him.

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A member of the Mingus Big Band takes shelter from the rain.

November 17, 2011 Hear colorful and passionate sets from both large ensembles, recorded at the Newport Jazz Festival.

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Miguel Zenón performs with his Puerto Rican Songbook group, including Luis Perdomo on piano (left), on the Quad stage during the Newport Jazz Festival.

August 8, 2011 Hear a rare performance of the saxophonist's arrangements of his parents' favorite music.

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Miguel Zenon Quartet performs at Newport Jazz.

July 15, 2010 At Newport, the two diverse jazz groups take listeners through plena and Stevie Wonder.

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Miguel Zenon performs at Newport Jazz.

August 8, 2009 An alto saxophonist as searing as he is soaring, he brought his geometric post-bop to the stage.

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October 9, 2008 In a highlight performed in concert, Zenon leads SFJAZZ in a spirited rendition of "Armageddon."

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Discover Songs

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October 19, 2009 The latest mix from All Songs Considered features some of the best new jazz recordings of 2009.

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October 13, 2009 The saxophonist's new album is a personal blend of jazz and Puerto Rico's folkloric plena music.

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Reviews

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September 3, 2012 Kevin Whitehead says Rayuela is breezy, romantic and occasionally reminiscent of a disturbing dream.

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More Stories

Mexican singer-songwriter Carla Morrison is up for Album of the Year at next week's Latin Grammy Awards.

November 11, 2012 World music DJ Betto Arcos shares some of his favorite nominees from this year's Latin Grammys.

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Brazilian singer Mart'nália is nominated for a Latin Grammy in the category of Best Brazilian Contemporary Pop Album.

November 8, 2012 Join us as we sift through the nominations and highlight the music that most excites us.

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Drummer Dafnis Prieto, who was named a MacArthur Fellow in 2011, will lead his sextet at Newport.

July 27, 2012 Here are five bands, all debuting at Newport, who represent new generations of jazz expression.

The cover art to Alma Adentro: The Puerto Rican Songbook.

December 9, 2011 Here are 10 examples of radical imagination, and radical re-imagination, in a great year for jazz.

Cover art for Watch The Throne.

December 5, 2011 The list of our 50 favorite albums includes Kanye West And Jay-Z and more artists from K to R.

Clockwise from upper left: Ramblin' Jack Elliott, Wanda Jackson, Tegan and Sara, Trombone Shorty.

July 26, 2011 Hear a preview of some of the artists featured at this year's Newport folk and jazz festivals.

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  • Released: 2008