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'Singing Just To Me': Gregory Porter On Musical Inheritance
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Dave King Trio: Live At The Village Vanguard
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When Duke Flirted With The Queen
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Gregory Porter's new album, Liquid Spirit, comes out Sept. 17. Shawn Peters/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Liquid Spirit
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Listen: Chuck Mangione On Piano Jazz
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John Zorn's latest album is Dreamachines, which is inspired by Brion Gysin and William Burroughs' cut-up techniques. Scott Irvine/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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At 60, 'Challenges Are Opportunities' For John Zorn
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Monty Alexander (left) and Ernest Ranglin are known for their fluency in both jazz and Jamaican popular music. Peter Dean Rickards/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Christie Dashiell, Alfredo Rodriguez On JazzSet
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Fresh Air Remembers 'Piano Jazz' Host Marian McPartland
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Branford Marsalis Quartet On JazzSet
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Of Marian McPartland's "Twilight World," the great singer Tony Bennett once said, "Well, that song will last forever. It's a beautiful song." David Redfern/Redferns hide caption

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Jimmy Cobb: Live At The Village Vanguard
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Marian McPartland, 'Piano Jazz' Host, Has Died
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John Surman, Mike Osborne and Alan Skidmore were all saxophonists and teamed up in 1973 to form the short-lived trio S.O.S. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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'Looking For The Next One' Reveals An Underappreciated Sax Trio
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Arturo Sandoval and Dizzy Gillespie perform. Concord Music Group hide caption

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From Cuba To America, Arturo Sandoval Is An Ambassador For Jazz
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