Kevin Whitehead Kevin Whitehead is the jazz critic on NPR's Fresh Air with Terry Gross.

Jazz Vocalist Issues A Convincing Calling Card With 'Nothing But Soul'

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'The Thompson Fields' Mixes Prairie Dreaming With A Big-Band Beat

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Trombonist Ku-umba Frank Lacy Brings 'Earnest Intensity' To 'Mingus Sings'

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New Release Features Jazz Flutist Sam Most's 'Breathy, Punchy Sound'

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Reissue Of Thelonious Monk's 'Riverside Recordings' Shows A Star On The Rise

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Duke Ellington's 'Plank Session' Offers Snapshots Of A Jazz Master At Work

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'BrotherLee Love' Offers A Fearless, Fresh Tribute To Trumpeter Lee Morgan

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Michael Gibbs And Bill Frisell Team Up On A New Big Band Record

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The Gary Peacock Trio Balances Introspection And Drive In 'Now This'

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In 'Take Off,' Ramon Valle Makes The Piano Sing

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'The In Crowd': An Audience-Fueled Jazz-Pop Crossover Hit

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Billie Holiday's Voice Was Always Her Own

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Saxophonist Tony Malaby's New Quartet Brings Out His Rowdy Side

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