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Clarinet and saxophone player Paquito D'Rivera wore a James Moody T-shirt during a recent recording session in Brazil.

Read For The Love Of James Moody: Five Tributes WBGO

October 19, 2012 – Many of Moody's former colleagues line up to play for "the most beloved jazz musician in the world." WBGO

Read Elina Duni: Love, Lust And Albanian Folk Songs

October 19, 2012 – On Matane Malit, the group lays expansive instrumentation over traditional Albanian folk melodies.


The Chihiro Yamanaka trio is Yoshi Waki, bass; Ferenc Nemeth, drums; Yamanaka, piano.

Watch Chihiro Yamanaka Trio: Live In Concert WBGO

October 18, 2012 – The pianist's imaginative virtuosity is beginning to translate to stateside jazz success. WBGO

Philip Dizack at WBGO, with saxophonist Jake Saslow in the background.

Listen Philip Dizack: What You Learn When You're Older WBGO

October 16, 2012 – A lot can happen in six years, as the young trumpeter documents on his new album, End of an Era. WBGO


Big Chief Albert Lambreaux (Clarke Peters, center) has his Mardi Gras Indian practice interrupted by a visit from members of the Creole Wild West tribe.

Read 'Treme,' Ep. 25: Sugar Boy's Salute WBGO

October 15, 2012 – A recap of this week's music, featuring Shannon Powell, Marcia Ball and "Sugar Boy" Crawford. WBGO

The late John Tchicai (right) performs in London in 2010, with drummer Tony Marsh and bassist John Edwards.

Read Around The Jazz Internet: Oct. 12, 2012

October 12, 2012 – The late John Tchicai, plus jazz in Central Park, Gary Burton and Herbie Hancock's Martian rock.

The band led by drummer Art Blakey (center) groomed more than 150 alumni members, including saxophonist Wayne Shorter and trumpeter Lee Morgan.

Read The 'Class Presidents' Of Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers WFIU

October 11, 2012 – From the mid-'50s to 1990, the drummer's band became a finishing school for musicians. WFIU

Read Ron Miles Finds Wide-Open Spaces On 'Quiver'

October 11, 2012 – For Miles, the better he knows how a tune works, the less he has to play to put it across.


Cover art to the 1957 recording Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers With Thelonious Monk.

Read Thelonious Monk And Art Blakey: 24 Years Of Telepathy

October 10, 2012 – The pianist and the drummer were born two years and one day apart. They worked together for decades.

The actor Michiel Huisman has actually moved to New Orleans from Amsterdam, much like his character Sonny.

Read 'Treme,' Ep. 24: Like Donkeys To Water WBGO

October 9, 2012 – A recap of the show's music, including Tab Benoit, Monk Boudreaux, Anders Osborne and Ernie Vincent. WBGO

Read Jazz Man Maret Makes His Way On The Harmonica

October 9, 2012 – After cutting his teeth as a sideman for jazz greats, Maret is now taking the helm of bandleader.


Anat Cohen's new album, her sixth as a bandleader, is called Claroscuro.

Read Anat Cohen Bends The Spectrum On 'Claroscuro'

October 7, 2012 – The Israeli-born clarinetist and saxophonist kick-started Israel into a vital exporter of jazz.


Versatile guitarist Frank Vignola has clearly studied Django Reinhardt-style jazz.

Read Django's Legacy: 21st-Century Gypsy Jazz Jazz24

October 5, 2012 – Decades after Django Reinhardt pioneered his distinct style, it's being adapted by bands like these. Jazz24

Times are (relatively) tough for Kenny G and other smooth jazz musicians, whose lifeline of radio airplay is quickly disappearing.

Read Around The Jazz Internet: Oct. 5, 2012

October 5, 2012 – Whither smooth jazz? Plus, Jenny Scheinman at home, Archie Shepp and new club openings.

Diana Krall

Read Diana Krall Brings Sexy Back In Time

October 4, 2012 – Glad Rag Doll is a set of songs about love and independence that looks back to the 1920s.

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