A new box set of early albums captures Jan Garbarek's forming saxophone sound — austere and astringent. Roberto Massoti/ECM Records hide caption

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How Jan Garbarek Came To Epitomize Nordic Jazz

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Ryan Truesdell has turned unheard Gil Evans scores into richly textured works on Centennial: Newly Discovered Works of Gil Evans. Dina Regine hide caption

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Digging Up The 'Newly Discovered Works Of Gil Evans'

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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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Clark Terry: Not Just A Jazz Jester

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The Dave Brubeck Quartet. Hulton Archive/Getty Images hide caption

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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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