Kevin Whitehead Kevin Whitehead is the jazz critic on NPR's Fresh Air with Terry Gross.

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Holiday Cheer With A Jazz Twist

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Losing Jazz's Preconceptions With 'Historicity'

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Nicole Mitchell's 'Renegade' Jazz

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Louis Armstrong, The 'Decca Sessions'

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'Live' With The Fred Hersch Pocket Orchestra

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Ran Blake: Ghosts In The Piano

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New Tunes From Rudd's 'Trombone Tribe'

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Green Goes Blue With 'Grant's First Stand'

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'Tain' Watts: What's In A Name?

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Vintage Recordings From Anthony Braxton

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Moody And Jones' Jazz Reunion Is A 'Delight'

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Bebo Valdes Brings Havana To Village Vanguard

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William Parker Quartet's 'Petit' New Album

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