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The Greyboy Allstars On World Cafe

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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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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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Listen: Dave Douglas On Piano Jazz

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Christie Dashiell, Alfredo Rodriguez On JazzSet

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Listen: Kenny Barron On Piano Jazz

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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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Listen: Marian McPartland's Songs

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Jimmy Cobb: Live At The Village Vanguard

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'Beauty' On Orrin Evans' Block

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

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Listen: Lee Konitz On Piano Jazz

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