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After A Painful Year, Bud Powell's Triumpant 1953 Return

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Box Set Illustrates Clifford Jordan's Impeccable Taste In Musicians

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Still 'Out To Lunch' 50 Years Later

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In Session: Frank Wess' 'Magic 201' Offers One Last Lesson

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Too Much Of A Good Thing? Jane Ira Bloom's Beautiful Ballads

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Lafayette Gilchrist: An Old Soul, At Ease In A Modern World

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Kenny Clarke, Inventor Of Modern Jazz Drumming, At 100

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Michele Rosewoman Goes Back To Afro-Cuban Jazz's Future

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Holiday Music To Bring Folks Together

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Ella Fitzgerald's Early Years Collected In A Chick Webb Box Set

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William Parker's Abstract Grooves Collected In Box Set

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No Need To Cook The Books: Booker Ervin's Debut LP Reissued

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Amir ElSaffar Navigates Uncharted Blue Notes On 'Alchemy'

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Ahmad Jamal Weaves Old And New On 'Saturday Morning'

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Dave Holland's 'Prism' Goes To 11, Elegantly

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