Jim Hall performs at the 2013 Newport Jazz Festival. Adam Kissick for NPR hide caption

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Chick Corea performs in Melbourne, Australia in February 2011. Corea and a new version of his band Return to Forever tour the U.S. and Europe this summer. Martin Philbey/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Agalloch and Ludicra drummer Aesop Dekker says he thinks Bobby Hutcherson is a sorcerer. Ross Sewage/Courtesy of Profound Lore hide caption

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Steve Wilson introduces five alto saxophonists who've mastered this beast of a horn. John Abbott hide caption

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Pianist Horace Silver recorded a number of classic albums for Blue Note, including Song for My Father and The Jody Grind. Francis Wolff/Mosaic Images hide caption

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