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Wynton Marsalis Septet: Live In New York WBGO-FM

The Jazz at Lincoln Center artistic director reunites his great '90s band to ring in 2014.

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Bobby McFerrin's 'spirityouall': Live At Monterey WBGO-FM

The vocal gymnast salutes his father and his repertoire of spirituals — with his daughter.

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Cecile McLorin Salvant: Live In Washington, D.C. WBGO-FM

At 24, the vocalist was one of the breakout stars of 2013. She sings a set of finely aged material.

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Donald Harrison Quintet: Live At Berklee

The "King of Nouveau Swing" leads a young rhythm section at his alma mater.

Paquito D'Rivera performs with the Kaia String Quartet. Aaron Edwards/Courtesy of the Latino Music Festival/WFMT Radio Chicago hide caption

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Paquito D'Rivera: Live In Chicago WBGO-FM

Chicago's Latino Music Festival invited the Cuban-born reedman to perform with a string quartet.

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Convergence With Larry Goldings: Live In Denver KUVO-FM

Every month, the sextet gathers in Denver — this particular month with a famed guest organist.

Dee Alexander salutes Jimi Hendrix during her Funkin' With Electric Soul show. Marc PoKempner hide caption

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Dee Alexander's Funkin' With Electric Soul: Live In Chicago WBGO-FM

The powerful and versatile vocalist takes on Jimi Hendrix from the South Side of the city.

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Clark Terry Quintet: Live In Chicago WBGO-FM

The legendary trumpeter, now 92, was in good spirits and excellent form as 1989 became 1990.

John Scofield with drummer Louis Cato. Henry Hayes/Courtesy of Berklee College of Music hide caption

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John Scofield's Überjam Band: Live At Berklee WGBH

The eclectic electric guitarist plays from his raucous, electronic-infused Überjam songbook.

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The Checkout: Live

Henry Cole And The Afrobeat Collective: Live In Concert WBGO-FM

As part of an 11-piece band, the drummer locates the African heart of Caribbean party music.