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Hiromi: Finding Music In The Daily Din

The Japanese pianist's latest album begins with a tribute to a sound she's never liked: the chime of an alarm clock.

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Marcus Gilmore (left) and Roy Haynes perform together in Washington, D.C., in 2009. Haynes' daughter is Gilmore's mother. Theo Wargo/Getty Images hide caption

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Jazz clarinetist Anat Cohen has a new album out called Claroscuro. Jimmy Katz/Anzic Records hide caption

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Wayne Shorter turns 80 this year. His newest album is called Without a Net. Robert Ascroft/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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The interior of the auditorium at the new SFJAZZ Center. Henrik Kam/Courtesy of SFJAZZ 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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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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Anat Cohen's new album, her sixth as a bandleader, is called Claroscuro. Jimmy Katz hide caption

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

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Classically trained violinist Ben Powell makes the leap to jazz in his album New Street, a tribute to the late Stephane Grappelli. Ryan MacDonald/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Ben Powell: In The Footsteps Of Jazz Fiddle Royalty WBUR

The young Berklee-trained violinist dedicates his new album to the late legend Stephane Grappelli.

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"There was this sensation of going on a journey together, without seat belts," says Rhiannon of her band's first totally improvised performance. Her newest album is called Spontaneous. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Marian McPartland hosted NPR's Piano Jazz for 33 years. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Branford Marsalis spoke with NPR about modern jazz, his family, and his new album, Four MFs Playin' Tunes. Courtesy of Marsalis Music. hide caption

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Susie Arioli's new album, All the Way, was released in June. Marianne Larochelle hide caption

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Jazz Vocalist Susie Arioli Goes 'All The Way'

Listen to an in-studio concert and conversation with the Canadian singer and her longtime guitarist, Jordan Officer.

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Nat King Cole (center) rehearses with his trio at the London Palladium in 1950. Ron Case/Getty Images hide caption

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The Uptown Vocal Jazz Quartet, left to right: Ginny Carr, alto; Robert McBride, tenor; Holly Shockey, soprano; and Andre Enceneat, bass. The group's new album, Hustlin' for a Gig, came out in May. Michael G. Stewart hide caption

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Saxophonist Ravi Coltrane is the son of jazz icons John and Alice Coltrane. His new album Spirit Fiction was released June 19. Deborah Feingold/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Linda Oh's latest album, Initial Here, was released May 22. Vincent Soyez/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Stephane Wrembel's new album is called Origins. J. Elon/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Trumpeter John Thornton plays at the corner of 7th Street and Constitution Avenue in Washington, D.C., just a few blocks from NPR's headquarters. Devon Kodzis/NPR hide caption

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