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Hiromi: Finding Music In The Daily Din

The Japanese pianist's latest album begins with a tribute to a sound she's never liked: the chime of an alarm clock.

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"Killer" Ray Appleton, a veteran drummer with the wisdom of experience and ageless swing. Jimmy Katz/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Kevin Eubanks On Piano Jazz

The former Tonight Show bandleader joins Marian McPartland for Cole Porter and Sonny Rollins tunes.

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World Cafe

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With a new album of instrumental arrangements, the innovative Roxy Music frontman re-imagines some of his classic songs through the prism of 1920s jazz.

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Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz

Dee Dee Bridgewater On Piano Jazz

The host of NPR's JazzSet joins Marian McPartland for a set of Duke Ellington and Gershwin tunes.

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Alto saxophonist Tim Green performs at 92Y Tribeca on Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2012. John Rogers/johnrogersnyc.com hide caption

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