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Ranging from mystic drone to explosive free jazz, Roberts digs into the dirt along the spiritual roots of American blues, jazz, rock and more on Coin Coin Chapter Three: Run River Thee. Matthew Eisman/Getty Images hide caption

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Coachella, CA: 1969. UFW leader, Dolores Huerta, organizing marcher on 2nd day of March Coachella. George Ballis/George Ballis/Take Stock/The Image Works hide caption

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Civil Rights Icon Dolores Huerta: Tireless Rights Advocate — And Jazz Fan

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Ernie Andrews On Piano Jazz

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Lee Konitz On Piano Jazz

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Downtown Houston's theater district, the second-largest in the nation, was flooded with water from Buffalo Bayou. Thomas B. Shea/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Matthew Johnson, the current resident of Wadada's childhood home, gives Wadada his Mother's old bible.

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Vijay Iyer On Jazz's 'History Of Defiance,' His Influences And Playing In A Sextet

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A second-line parade featuring the Original Pigeon Town Steppers at the 2017 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, one of many sights underlining the event's place-based identity. Jacqueline Marque/New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival hide caption

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Lenore Raphael On Piano Jazz

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Guest DJ Randy Newman

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Preservation Hall Jazz Band inside the World Cafe Performance Studio Rich McKie/WXPN hide caption

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Preservation Hall Jazz Band On World Cafe

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Aww Yeah, Summertime — With The Robert Glasper Experiment

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Dinah Washington's impeccable voice was sleek, bright and high-flying; but beyond her technical power, she made history with style. Hulton Archive/Getty Images hide caption

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Mary Lou Williams' choral masterpiece Black Christ Of The Andes showcased her seemingly endless ability to innovate. William P. Gotlieb/Library of Congress via flickr.com hide caption

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Daniela Schaechter On Piano Jazz

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