Lee Morgan (left) and Helen Morgan in 1970, subjects of the documentary I Called Him Morgan, directed by Kasper Collin. Courtesy of the Afro-American Newspaper Archives and Research Center hide caption

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Muldrow Meets Mingus

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A Jazz Fact Check Of 'La La Land'

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In 'Real Enemies,' Darcy James Argue Confronts A Post-Truth World

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Ravi Coltrane (left) performing with Matthew Garrison (center) and Jack DeJohnette (right) in October. Coltrane is nominated for Best Improvised Jazz Solo at the 2017 Grammy Awards for the title track from In Movement, recorded with Garrison and DeJohnette. Roberto Serra/Getty Images hide caption

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Marilyn Maye: The Queen Of Cabaret

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Radical Imagination: Jazz And Social Justice

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