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In A Lost Concert, Jaco Pastorius Sounded The Rhythm Of The City

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Terence Blanchard On Piano Jazz

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By Any Name, Alice Coltrane Turiyasangitananda Was A Force

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Dee Dee Bridgewater On Piano Jazz

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Buster Williams: The Low End Maestro

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A World Of Masks

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T.S. Monk performs at the 2013 Thelonious Monk International Jazz Saxophone Competition. Paul Morigi/Getty Images for Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz hide caption

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T.S. Monk On Piano Jazz

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Get To Know London's Thriving Jazz Scene (By Way Of Austin, Texas)

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Carmen Cavallaro performs in 1971. Dick Darrell/Toronto Star via Getty Images hide caption

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Carmen Cavallaro On Piano Jazz

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Cuban pianist Chucho Valdés performs at the Havana Jazz Festival in December 2016. Valdés is one of the artistic directors of this year's International Jazz Day festivities. Erika Goldring/Getty Images hide caption

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Radical Grooves And Hometown Heroes: Cuba's Lasting Jazz Legacy

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Regina Carter On Piano Jazz

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Dee Dee Bridgewater performs at Jazz At Lincoln Center. Frank Stewart/Jazz At Lincoln Center hide caption

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Dee Dee Bridgewater: Fearless And Free

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Jazz singer Ella Fitzgerald during a 1958 visit to London. John Downing/Getty Images hide caption

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The Ella Fitzgerald Centennial: Our 'First Lady Of Song'

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Remembering Ella Fitzgerald, Who Made Great Songs Greater

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Music was always her refuge, but Ella Fitzgerald never thought she would be a singer until she won an Amateur Night contest at the Apollo Theater in 1934. The Rudy Calvo Collection Cache Agency hide caption

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Early Hardship Couldn't Muffle Ella Fitzgerald's Joy

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Jazz Vocalist Ron Boustead's Humor Shines On 'Unlikely Valentine'

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