Jason Moran's new album is titled All Rise: A Joyful Elegy For Fats Waller. Clay Patrick McBride/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Stefano Bollani (center) and the musicians who back him on the new album Joy in Spite of Everything. From left: Mark Turner, Bill Frisell, Jesper Bodilsen, Morten Lund. Paolo Soriani/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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On a new record called Connections: Mind the Gap, tuba player Bob Stewart sums up his career with a showcase of the instrument's versatility. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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