Dave Brubeck at Newport. Wiqan Ang for NPR hide caption

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Dave Douglas' new album, Be Still, includes hymns he played at his mother's funeral service. Austin Nelson/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Geri Allen watches as Taylor Eigsti, Jason Moran and Ellis Marsalis, from left, perform in a round robin at A Jazz Piano Christmas 2012. Brendan Hoffman for NPR hide caption

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The Knoxville Jazz Orchestra's new album is called Christmas Time Is Here. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Steve Kuhn. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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The clock strikes midnight with Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra. Frank Stewart for Jazz at Lincoln Center hide caption

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The Vijay Iyer Trio is Marcus Gilmore (left, drums), Iyer (center, piano) and Stephan Crump (right, bass). Jimmy Katz/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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The front line of The Cookers. L-R: Billy Harper, David Weiss, Eddie Henderson, Craig Handy. John Rogers for NPR/johnrogersnyc.com hide caption

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Jazz great Charles Mingus performs at the Monterey Jazz Festival in September 1964. Ray Avery/CTS Images hide caption

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Dave Brubeck at the 32nd Kennedy Center Honors. Kris Connor/Getty Images hide caption

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In a 1999 interview with Fresh Air's Terry Gross, Dave Brubeck talked about his decades in the music industry and his first love: rodeo roping. Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images hide caption

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Dave Brubeck performing on the pilot episode of a television program in 1965. CBS Photo Archive/Getty Images hide caption

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In a new memoir, jazz guitarist and son of jazz legend Bucky Pizzarelli tells stories from growing up in a musical household and making a name for himself as a musician. Goldberg McDuffie Communications hide caption

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Steve Wilson (saxophone), Renee Rosnes (piano) and Peter Washington (bass). John Rogers for NPR/johnrogersnyc.com hide caption

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