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Aww Yeah, Summertime — With The Robert Glasper Experiment

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The late musician and spiritual leader Alice Coltrane Turiyasangitananda, in an undated photograph taken at her ashram in Agoura, Calif. Sri Hari Moss/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Ralph Towner's latest album is My Foolish Heart, named for the Bill Evans tune that changed the way he looked at composition and his instrument. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Ralph Towner: An Old Hand With A 'Foolish Heart' (And An Unmatched Style)

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Dorothy Donegan, pictured here with the Camp Robert Smalls swing band, is featured on this episode of Piano Jazz. U.S. National Archives and Records Administration hide caption

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Dorothy Donegan On Piano Jazz

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The 2017 NEA Jazz Masters on April 3, 2017 at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. (left to right): Representing Ira Gitler, Fitz Gitler; Dick Hyman; Dave Holland; Dr. Lonnie Smith; and Dee Dee Bridgewater Shannon Finney/Courtesy of The Kennedy Center hide caption

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Judy Roberts On Piano Jazz

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Yotam Silberstein's fifth album, The Village, is out now. Gulnara Khamatova/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Yotam Silberstein's Painstaking Passion Shines On 'The Village'

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Joey DeFrancesco performs on this week's Piano Jazz. Jay Gilbert/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Joey DeFrancesco On Piano Jazz

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Pianist Ahmad Jamal performs on this week's Piano Jazz. Remy Gabalda/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Ahmad Jamal On Piano Jazz

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Randy Weston's latest album, The African Nubian Suite, continues a 60-year-commitment to bridging cultures through music. Ariane Smolderen/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Even As A Musical Ambassador For The U.S., Randy Weston Has Always Played For Africa

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