Branford Marsalis (left) and Joey Calderazzo. Stephen Sheffield/Marsalis Music hide caption

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Thelonious Monk, photographed at Minton's Playhouse in 1947. William Gottlieb/Library of Congress via Flickr hide caption

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Thelonious Monk: Making The Piano Hum

When Monk's band arrived late in San Francisco, it inspired a solo album recorded in 1959.

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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

Taborn's solo album is full of wide-open spaces between notes, and very quiet dynamics.

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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

Akinmusire would rather fit into a cohesive band and spread the solos around than put himself way out front.

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Stan Getz Quintets: The Clef & Norgran Studio Albums Hip-O Select hide caption

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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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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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Sonny Rollins on the cover of John Abbott's Saxophone Colossus: A Portrait of Sonny Rollins. John Abbott hide caption

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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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