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Randy Weston

Listen Randy Weston On Piano Jazz

February 8, 2013 – The pianist and composer performs a set of tunes that incorporate his experiences in Morocco.

Jaleel Shaw.

Watch Jaleel Shaw Quartet: Live In Concert WBGO

February 7, 2013 – The jazz alto saxophonist returns to his alma mater to lead his own band in a live concert webcast. WBGO

J Dilla in the studio of fellow producer Madlib.

Watch Why J Dilla May Be Jazz's Latest Great Innovator

February 7, 2013 – The legacy of the late hip-hop producer extended far beyond the beats he painstakingly created.

Billie Holiday topped Jazz24's list of the greatest jazz vocal songs with "Strange Fruit."

Read The Mix: 50 Great Jazz Vocals Jazz24

February 7, 2013 – We asked our audience to rank their favorite lyrical songs in the jazz canon. Listen to the results. Jazz24

Chris Potter (center) performs live at the Village Vanguard.

Listen Chris Potter Quartet: Live At The Village Vanguard WBGO

February 6, 2013 – The widely admired saxophonist has been reading Homer. Here, he presents an Odyssey-inspired suite. WBGO

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Read When Your Grandfather Is The Greatest Living Jazz Drummer

February 6, 2013 – Marcus Gilmore, 25, is in high demand these days. So is his grandpa: jazz legend Roy Haynes.

Jazz clarinetist Anat Cohen has a new album out called Claroscuro.

Read Anat Cohen: Bringing The Clarinet To The World

February 6, 2013 – On a new album, Claroscuro, the clarinetist explores influences from Louis Armstrong to Latin jazz.

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Wayne Shorter turns 80 this year. His newest album is called Without a Net.

Read Wayne Shorter On Jazz: 'How Do You Rehearse The Unknown?'

February 2, 2013 – The 79-year-old saxophonist and composer discusses his new album Without a Net.

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Bill Frisell.

Listen Bill Frisell On Piano Jazz

February 1, 2013 – The guitarist plays with expansiveness and a feel for the wide-open space between notes.

Jack DeJohnette.

Read A 'Special Edition' Box Set Of Jack DeJohnette And Band

January 31, 2013 – A new four-CD box set highlights the music of the jazz keyboardist and drummer.

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Butch Morris leads a conduction at the 2007 Skopje Jazz Festival in Macedonia.

Read Remembering Butch Morris, The Man Who Conducted Improvisation

January 30, 2013 – With a wide variety of musicians, he pioneered a system of spontaneous arranging called Conduction.

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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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