Dave Douglas' Three Views box set collects three very different quintet albums, featuring So Percussion, his Brass Esctasy band and a group featuring Ravi Coltrane and Vijay Iyer. Zoran Orlic hide caption

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'Three Views' Of Trumpeter Dave Douglas

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On the sixth Jazz Icons DVD series, Thelonious Monk plays a rare solo piano gig in 1969. Erich Auerbach/Getty Images hide caption

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Thelonious Monk And More: 'Jazz Icons' On Screen

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Miles Davis' Great, Often Bizarre 1967 Quintet

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Two South-American Jazz Fusions (No, Not That Kind)

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Julius Hemphill's 'Dogon A.D.' Still A Revelation 40 Years On

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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

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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

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Organist Chris Foreman plays at the Green Mill Tavern in Chicago. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Deep Blue Organ Trio Jazzes Up Stevie Wonder

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Branford Marsalis And Joey Calderazzo: A 'Melancholy' Duo

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Gary Burton: A New Quartet, A Familiar Sound

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From Bop To Baroque: The Modern Jazz Quartet

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Thelonious Monk: Making The Piano Hum

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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

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Ambrose Akinmusire would rather fit into a cohesive band and spread the solos around than put himself way out front. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Ambrose Akinmusire: An Expressive Range Emerges

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Verve

Early Impulse: A 50-Year Legacy In Jazz

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