Saxophonist Jesse Davis performs at Smalls Jazz Club in New York. Michelle Watt/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Jesse Davis: Live From New York's Other Basement Club
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Ravi Coltrane's new album is called Spirit Fiction. Deborah Feingold/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Ravi Coltrane: A Noble Sound, Witness To Its Heritage
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Linda Oh: Connecting Points On A Musical Map
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It's tricky making a little band sound big on Sweet Chicago Suite, but trombonist Ray Anderson knows his tricks. Jeanne Moutoussamy Ashe hide caption

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Ray Anderson: A Pocket-Size Suite Makes A Huge Racket
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Edmar Castañeda's new album is titled Double Portion. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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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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Left to right: Masabumi Kikuchi, Thomas Morgan, Paul Motian. John Rogers hide caption

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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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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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