Somi's 18-month stay in Lagos was meant as an honor for her departed father, a man who had immigrated to the U.S. from Africa. Glynis Carpentar/Courtesy of DL Media, Inc. hide caption

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When "Cowboy" Jack Clement died in August 2013, he'd just completed what would be his final album, For Once and for All. J. Niles Clement/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Melissa Aldana and Crash Trio released its self-titled debut album in June. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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A Sax Trio Taps Tradition While Thriving In The Present

On an assured debut, Melissa Aldana & Crash Trio pivots from jazz's bygone eras into the hyperlinked modern age and back again.

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