Bruce Lundvall attends a ceremony hosted by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, which produces the Grammy Awards. In addition to his role as record executive, he also once served as director of the Recording Academy. Noel Vasquez/Getty Images hide caption

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Ralph Sharon, who performed with Tony Bennett for over 40 years, plays in his hometown of Boulder, Colo. in 2010. Scott D. Smith/Retna/Corbis hide caption

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Remembering Ralph Sharon, Tony Bennett's Pianist

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John Blake Jr. On Billy Taylor's Jazz At The Kennedy Center

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Bassist Charlie Haden in 1978. Haden died on Friday in Los Angeles. Roger Ressmeyer/Corbis hide caption

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Remembering Jazz Legend Charlie Haden, Who Crafted His Voice In Bass

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Horace Silver performs for television in Copenhagen, Denmark, in 1979. JazzSign/Lebrecht Music & Arts/Corbis hide caption

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Legendary Pianist Horace Silver Dies At 85

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Evidently, pianist Kris Bowers' bookshelf includes James Baldwin's uncollected writings and Robin Kelley's biography of Thelonious Monk. Janette Beckman/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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John Coltrane during the recording of A Love Supreme in December 1964. Chuck Stewart/Courtesy of the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History hide caption

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Clockwise from top left: Anthony Braxton, Keith Jarrett, Richard Davis, Jamey Aebersold. Carolyn Wachnicki/Rose Anne Colavito/Ken Halfmann/John Nation/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Kenny Clarke performs at the Montreux Jazz Festival in 1968. He spent the second half of his career in Europe. JazzSign/Lebrecht Music & Arts/Corbis hide caption

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The late documentary filmmaker Jean Bach stands next to an enlarged 1958 photograph of many jazz musicians titled "A Great Day in Harlem." Her documentary about the photo shoot was nominated for an Academy Award in 1995. Thomas Monaster/New York Daily News Archive/Getty Images hide caption

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Drummer Chico Hamilton, West Coast Jazz Pioneer, Dies

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Sathima Bea Benjamin in 1974. Ian Bruce Huntley/Courtesy of Matsuli Music hide caption

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