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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Early Impulse: A 50-Year Legacy In Jazz

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Tim Berne: Slow-Cooked Jazz

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Before 'Ipanema,' Stan Getz's Exquisite 'Quintets'

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Angels Play The Harp, Printup Plays The Trumpet

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On Bird Songs, Joe Lovano looks for new ways into Charlie Parker's material. Courtesy of Jimmy Katz hide caption

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Joe Lovano: Drawing On 'Bird'

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Henry Threadgill threads together musical strains from America's past and all over the globe. Courtesy of Pi Recordings hide caption

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Henry Threadgill's No-Groove Groove

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A Holiday Gift Guide For The Jazz Lover

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Harold O'Neal: 'Whirling' Jazz Moves

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Scott Colley's Empire has a strong sense of place, even if it's not his own place. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Scott Colley: An 'Empire' On The Prairie

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Owen Howard devotes his new album, Drum Lore, to tunes written by jazz percussionists. Fernando Azevedo hide caption

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Owen Howard: Drumming Up 'Lore'

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Joost Buis' tunes are clean and true, and still let weird details nibble at the edges on Zoomin'. Monique Baan hide caption

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Joost Buis And Astronotes: Controlled Anarchy

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If Steve Coleman's music sounds a little chilly sometimes, it's because he's more interested in compositional logics than setting a mood. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Steve Coleman: 'Harvesting' Funky, Brainy Jazz

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Willem Breuker played with his ensemble, the 10-piece Willem Breuker Kollektief, for more than 30 years. Kollektief hide caption

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Remembering Dutch Jazz Musician Willem Breuker

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Lee Konitz performs at the Village Vanguard. John Rogers/johnrogersnyc.com hide caption

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Lee Konitz: Always Stretching His Sax

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