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Miles Davis' Great, Often Bizarre 1967 Quintet

Kevin Whitehead says this Davis quintet was consistently amazing, not least on its last big tour.

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Under Oblique — I's zigzag lines, Tyshawn Sorey's drums barrel along like a runaway tractor trailer. Lucy Wood/Flickr hide caption

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Tyshawn Sorey: Making 'Oblique' Patterns Move

Under Oblique — I's zigzag lines, Sorey's drums barrel along like a runaway tractor trailer.

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Gigi Gryce arranged music for big and small bands, recorded with his friend Thelonious Monk, and led and made LPs with his own groups.

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Unearthed Sessions From A Saxophonist Who Dropped Out

Doin' the Gigi showcases Gigi Gryce as a swinging saxophonist and writer of quirky melodies.

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Branford Marsalis (left) and Joey Calderazzo. Stephen Sheffield/Marsalis Music hide caption

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Thelonious Monk: Making The Piano Hum

When Monk's band arrived late in San Francisco, it inspired a solo album recorded in 1959.

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Craig Taborn's solo album, Avenging Angel, is full of wide-open spaces between notes, and very quiet dynamics. John Rogers/ECM Records hide caption

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Craig Taborn: Investigating The Piano

Taborn's solo album is full of wide-open spaces between notes, and very quiet dynamics.

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Ambrose Akinmusire: An Expressive Range Emerges

Akinmusire would rather fit into a cohesive band and spread the solos around than put himself way out front.

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