Leslie Odom Jr.'s self-titled debut album is out now. Christopher Boudewyns/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Leslie Odom Jr.: 'I Want To Sing To The Moment That You're In'

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Cyrille Aimée's new album is Let's Get Lost. Colville Heskey/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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3 Artists From Abroad, For International Jazz Day

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Jack DeJohnette (center) is pictured with Ravi Coltrane and Matt Garrison, who join him on the new album In Movement. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Jack DeJohnette: A Drummer Who Stays 'In Movement' By Keeping Good Company

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Jazz artist Diana Panton's new album, I Believe In Little Things, is her first made for children. Jo Dickins/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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In Children's Music, Diana Panton Finds A Few Lessons For Adults

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Sense Of Place North Carolina: Squirrel Nut Zippers

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Toshiko Akiyoshi developed a reputation as a fierce bebop player. But she says she wasn't completely accepted in the jazz world as a woman and an Asian. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Toshiko Akiyoshi's Jazz Orchestra Brought The Club To Concert Halls

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Bill Frisell's new album, When You Wish Upon a Star, comes out Jan. 29. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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'What Made That Thing Work?': Bill Frisell Takes On Screen Music

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Comedian Jon Benjamin's new jazz record is titled Well, I Should Have...Learned How To Play Piano. Joel Gordon/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Comedian Jon Benjamin's Jazz Album Is Full Of 'Real, Untapped Un-Talent'

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David Bowie's new album, Blackstar, comes out Jan. 8. Jimmy King/Courtesy of the artist. hide caption

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All Songs +1: David Bowie Fulfills His Jazz Dream

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Jean-Luc Ponty (left) and Jon Anderson. Cathy Miller/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Jon Anderson & Jean Luc Ponty, “Owner Of A Lonely Heart” (Live)

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Wayne Horvitz's latest album, Some Places are forever Afternoon, is based on poems by the late Seattle native Richard Hugo. Daniel Sheehan/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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At 60, Wayne Horvitz Is Protecting — And Expanding — His Musical Language

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Christian McBride performs at the Newport Jazz Festival in Newport, R.I. earlier in 2015. Eva Hambach/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Christian McBride On Ray Brown's Bass And James Brown's Appeal

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NO BS! Brass Band's latest album is called Brass Knuckles. PJ Sykes/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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NO BS! Brass Band Transcends The New Orleans Sound

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Cécile McLorin Salvant's repertoire includes jazz standards, forgotten old songs, show tunes and originals. Mark Fitton/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Jazz Singer Cécile McLorin Salvant Doesn't Want To Sound 'Clean And Pretty'

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Matthew Halsall & the Gondwana Orchestra are one of musician Jamie Cullum's favorite contemporary jazz acts. Simon Hunt/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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From Coltrane To The Club, A Few Fresh Sounds In Jazz

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Chick Corea and Bela Fleck's new album, Two, is out now. C. TAYLOR CROTHERS/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Chick Corea And Béla Fleck On The Joys (And Challenges) Of Collaborating

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Bassist Gary Peacock Is At The Soloist's Service

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Dee Dee Bridgewater's new album, Dee Dee's Feathers, mines the rich history of New Orleans music. Greg Miles/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Dee Dee Bridgewater's Joyous Gift To New Orleans

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Bassist Christian McBride syncs up with drummer Lewis Nash in 2011. Simon Russell/Getty Images hide caption

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All About That Bass, But Give The Drummer Some

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Arturo O'Farrill conducts during recording sessions in Havana last winter. David Garten/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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A Witness To History: Guest DJ Arturo O'Farrill

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Terri Lyne Carrington won a Grammy for her all-female jazz album The Mosaic Project in 2011. Now, she's releasing the second installment, called Love and Soul. Tracy Love/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Terri Lyne Carrington Makes A Musical 'Mosaic,' With A Focus On Women

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Joey Alexander, 12, recently released his debut album. Rebecca Meek/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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What Does It Mean To Be A Child Prodigy In Jazz?

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