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Ray Anderson: A Pocket-Size Suite Makes A Huge Racket

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Edmar Castaneda's 'Double Portion' Of Harp

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Tracing The Evolution Of Lost Chicago Jazz

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Anti-Virtuoso Piano, Delicate And Despoiled

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Jenny Scheinman's (left) quartet represents players raised on and used to playing all kinds of music. Michael Gross hide caption

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Jenny Scheinman's 'Mayhem' Hard To Pin Down

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Clark Terry: Not Just A Jazz Jester

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Forgotten Gems From The Dave Brubeck Quartet

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Like a comedian, drummer Matt Wilson knows about offhand dexterity and split-second timing. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Matt Wilson: Trios, Quartets And 'Don Knotts'

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Jimmy Owens mostly dresses Monk's tunes for uptown wear — Monk the Harlem jam session swinger. Stephanie Myers hide caption

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Jimmy Owens Navigates Monk's 'Brilliant Corners'

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François Houle And Benoît Delbecq's Dream State

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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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