Saxophonist Joshua Redman (left) performs on stage during the "Jazz sous les pommiers" jazz festival on May 9, 2013 in Coutances, France. Dewey Redman (right) performs in St. Paul, Minn., in 2007. Charly Triballeau/AFP/Getty Images and Chris Felver/Getty Images hide caption

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Gerry Mulligan. William P. Gottlieb/Library of Congress hide caption

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Maria Schneider's latest album is The Thompson Fields. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Ornette Coleman performs during the North Sea Jazz Festival in 2010. Peter Van Breukelen/Redferns/Getty Images hide caption

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Kamasi Washington at the record release concert for The Epic. NPR hide caption

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Akua Dixon (center) leads her string ensemble in concert. NPR hide caption

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Ornette Coleman performs at the Skopje Jazz Festival in 2006. Robert Atanasovski/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Charlie Hunter. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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