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Miles Davis' Live in Europe 1969: The Bootleg Series Vol. 2 is a compilation of previously unreleased material performed by a short-lived incarnation of his touring band.

Read A 1969 Bootleg Unearths Miles Davis' 'Lost' Quintet

January 30, 2013 – Live recordings capture a groundbreaking artist between two vastly different periods in his career.

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McCoy Tyner at the SFJAZZ Center Opening Night concert.

Watch McCoy Tyner: Live At SFJAZZ

January 30, 2013 – Watch the massively influential pianist perform with long-time collaborator Bobby Hutcherson.

Saxophonists Joshua Redman (center) and Joe Lovano (left) lead a performance at the SFJAZZ Center grand opening.

Watch Joe Lovano & Joshua Redman: Live At SFJAZZ

January 30, 2013 – Watch a founding member of the SFJAZZ Collective and his tenor sax successor drive a jaunty swinger.

David Virelles.

Listen David Virelles Continuum: Live At The Village Vanguard WBGO

January 30, 2013 – An elite pianist's personal vision refracts Afro-Cuban ritual through improvised music and poetry. WBGO

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Butch Morris in Amsterdam in 1986.

Read Butch Morris, Jazz Bandleader And Conductor, Dies

January 29, 2013 – Over 25 years, he pioneered a new system of ensemble improvisation he called conduction.

Wayne Shorter's new album, Without a Net, comes out Feb. 5.

Read First Listen: Wayne Shorter, 'Without A Net'

January 27, 2013 – The live album features six new tunes from one of jazz's greatest living composers and legends.

Bill Evans.

Listen Bill Evans On Piano Jazz

January 25, 2013 – The usually quiet and reserved musical genius opens up about his approach and philosophy.

Chick Corea (piano) and Bill Frisell duet during the opening night concert at the new SFJAZZ Center.

Listen SFJAZZ Center Opening Night: Live In Concert

January 23, 2013 – Master musicians like McCoy Tyner, Chick Corea and the SFJAZZ Collective performed together.

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The interior of the auditorium at the new SFJAZZ Center.

Read The New SFJAZZ Center, As Seen By Its Musicians

January 22, 2013 – Two artists who played the first SFJAZZ festival 30 years ago reflect on its new $64 million home.

Jose James.

Listen Jose James On Touring With McCoy Tyner

January 22, 2013 – The singer, a "huge John Coltrane freak," reflects on touring with Coltrane's pianist.

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Rudresh Mahanthappa's new album, Gamak, comes out Jan. 29.

Read First Listen: Rudresh Mahanthappa, 'Gamak'

January 20, 2013 – The new album from the alto saxophonist surfs on information overload without drowning in it.

Chick Corea.

Listen Chick Corea On Piano Jazz

January 18, 2013 – Corea solos on "Monk's Mood" and joins Marian McPartland for an evocative version of "Spain."

Gunther Schuller conducts the Mingus Orchestra at St. Bartholomew's Church.

Listen The Mingus Orchestra On JazzSet WBGO

January 17, 2013 – Dig the deep, dark, blues-drenched, jubilant Mingus groove from St. Bart's Church in New York City. WBGO

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Andrew D'Angelo.

Read Winter Jazzfest 2013: The Sounds Of Surprise

January 15, 2013 – See photos from the nine-year-old marathon of new bands and repertoires in New York.

Charlie Christian

Read Five Pioneers Of Electric Jazz Guitar Jazz24

January 15, 2013 – Every guitarist now playing owes something to at least one of these pioneering jazz guitarists. Jazz24

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