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Ahmad Jamal Weaves Old And New On 'Saturday Morning'
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Left to right: Craig Taborn (piano), Dave Holland (bass), Kevin Eubanks (electric guitar), Eric Harland (drums). Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Dave Holland's 'Prism' Goes To 11, Elegantly
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Art Hodes performs at the Ole South in New York City circa 1946. William Gottlieb/Library of Congress via Flickr hide caption

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The Masters At His Fingertips, Art Hodes Pays Tribute To Bessie Smith
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Duke Ellington, looking dapper in 1958. Evening Standard/Getty Images hide caption

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When Duke Flirted With The Queen
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John Surman, Mike Osborne and Alan Skidmore were all saxophonists and teamed up in 1973 to form the short-lived trio S.O.S. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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'Looking For The Next One' Reveals An Underappreciated Sax Trio
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Clarinetist Darryl Harper discovered jazz as a teenager in Philadelphia. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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'The Edenfred Files': Darryl Harper's Blues-Infused Jazz
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Rich Halley and his quartet play with Bobby Bradford at the Penofin Jazz Festival. Bob Pyle/Rich Halley hide caption

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Two New Jazz Albums Recall The Wide Open Spaces of The West
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Duke Ellington (1899-1974) at the piano at the Fairfield Hall, Croydon, during a British tour on Feb. 10, 1963. John Pratt/Getty Images hide caption

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'My Ellington': A Pianist Gives Duke Her Personal Touch
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Miami-born Cécile McLorin Salvant learned about improvisation and sang with her first band after moving to France in 2007. J.R. Photography/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Cécile McLorin Salvant: Making Old Songs New Again
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Sarah Vaughan performs during the International Jazz Festival of Nice in southeast France in July 1984. Raph Gatti/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Sarah Vaughan: A New Box Set Revels In Glorious Imperfections
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American jazz musician Woody Herman rehearses in London during a tour of England. Keystone/Getty Images hide caption

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100 Years Of Woody Herman: The Early Bloomer Who Kept Blooming
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A batch of reissues and archival releases from Bing Crosby's own vaults is getting a high-profile relaunch. Above, Crosby circa 1956. Courtesy of Universal Music hide caption

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Bing Crosby: From The Vaults, Surprising Breadth
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Earl "Fatha" Hines' band featured the likes of Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie. Express/Getty Images hide caption

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Earl Hines: Big Bands And Beyond On A New Box Set
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Drummer Barry Altschul writes tunes that play complex games with rhythm. Dmitry Mandel/Courtesy of TUM Records hide caption

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Barry Altschul: The Jazz Drummer Makes A Comeback
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