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American jazz vibraphonist Gary Burton plays a Tiny Desk Concert on Sept. 13, 2013. Abbey Oldham/NPR hide caption

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Gary Burton

The jazz vibraphone pioneer is 70 now, but that hasn't slowed his flying four-mallet technique.

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Ravi Coltrane Quartet WBGO-FM

The saxophonist brings his new band into a venue still haunted by the ghosts of his parents.

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The Checkout: Live

Melissa Aldana Crash Trio: Live At Berklee WBGO-FM

The Chilean, 24, came to the U.S. with little English, little money and lots of saxophone.

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Peter Bernstein, Larry Goldings, Bill Stewart WBGO-FM

The tasteful jazz organ trio has played together for nearly 25 years. Hear a live concert.

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Dave King Trio WBGO-FM

The Bad Plus' drummer plays moody standards with fellow underground guys from the Upper Midwest.

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Jimmy Cobb WBGO-FM

At 84, the drummer of Miles Davis' first great quintet brings together an international band.

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Jason Moran On JazzSet WBGO-FM

The pianist's Bandwagon trio offers a unique take on Fats Waller's "Honeysuckle Rose" and more.

The Arturo O'Farrill Octect performs a Tiny Desk Concert in June 2013. Hayley Bartels/Hayley Bartels/NPR hide caption

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Arturo O'Farrill

With an eye on both the past and the future, O'Farrill has jazz and Afro-Cuban music in his DNA.

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Matt Ulery's Loom

The bassist composes beautiful, unpretentious music for an unusual jazz band with accordion.

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Jeff Ballard Fairgrounds WBGO-FM

With his ever-changing Fairgrounds band, a top drummer gets to mix and match his favorite musicians.