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Colin Stetson's new album, New History Warfare, Vol. 3: To See More Light, comes out April 30. Brantley Gutierrez/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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To See More Light
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Darcy James Argue's Secret Society's new album, Brooklyn Babylon, comes out April 30. Lindsay Beyerstein/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Prologue
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Jazz Great Hugh Masekela, Fresh Because He's Fascinated
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The bebop innovator Dizzy Gillespie on 52nd Street in New York, which was filled with small jazz clubs in the 1940s. William Gottlieb/The Library of Congress hide caption

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The pianist and saxophonist Kyle Shepherd is one of Cape Town's most highly tipped musicians. freelenz/Flickr hide caption

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Earl "Fatha" Hines' band featured the likes of Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie. Express/Getty Images hide caption

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Earl Hines: Big Bands And Beyond On A New Box Set
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Jeff Ballard Fairgrounds: Live At The Village Vanguard
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A group of musicians and major donors pose with Lionel Hampton's vibraphone at the 2013 Jazz Appreciation Month launch. From left: Mark Dibner of The Argus Fund, drummer Horacio "El Negro" Hernandez, Fran Morris Rosman of the Ella Fitzgerald Charitable Foundation, pianist Randy Weston, Richard Rosman of the Ella Fitzgerald foundation and Smithsonian American History Museum Director John Gray. Patrick Jarenwattananon/NPR hide caption

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Listen Now: Mose Allison On Piano Jazz
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Bridging Arabic And Western Music With An Unusual Instrument
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"It's about being here in the moment, accepting one another and allowing creativity to flow." - Stefon Harris Alan Klein/TED hide caption

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Are There Mistakes In Jazz?
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Mary Lou Williams performs at the Cafe Society in New York in 1947. William Gottlieb/The Library of Congress hide caption

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Tom Harrell's 'Colors Of A Dream': Live At The Village Vanguard
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