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

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Anat Cohen Bends The Spectrum On 'Claroscuro'

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The collaborative album Avila is the latest release from pioneering guitarist Ernest Ranglin. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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A Ska And Jazz Innovator Bridges Continents And Decades

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Virginia Mayhew and bassist Harvie S perform at the Mary Lou Williams Festival. Margot Schulman/Courtesy of the Kennedy Center hide caption

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Catherine Russell, Virginia Mayhew On JazzSet

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Sam Rivers' trio with Dave Holland and Barry Altschul (not pictured) recently released its 2007 reunion show on CD. Ken Weiss/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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After 26 Years, The Sam Rivers Trio Resurfaces

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Jamison Ross competes in the semifinal round of the 2012 Thelonious Monk Competition. Steve Mundinger/Courtesy of the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz hide caption

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Emmet Cohen performs in the final round of the 2011 Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition, where he placed third. The 2012 competition takes place this weekend. Brendan Hoffman/WireImage hide caption

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Vince Guaraldi had range, as well as an instrumental hit right when jazz was vanishing from AM radio. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Vince Guaraldi Didn't Just Play For 'Peanuts'

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Meklit Hadero is based in the San Francisco Bay area, a two-hour drive north of Monterey. Rus Anson/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Listen Now: Dave Douglas Quintet In Concert (Full)

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Brad Mehldau's latest covers project, Where Do You Start, came out Tuesday. Michael Wilson /Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Brad Mehldau: (Unlikely) Songs By Other People

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Joe Jackson's new album is The Duke. Frank Veronsky/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Joe Jackson Pays Tribute To 'The Duke'

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