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David S. Ware.

Watch Saxophonist David S. Ware, A 'One-Of-A-Kind' Improviser, Dies

October 19, 2012 – With a powerful vision for free improvisation, he won acclaim from both jazz communities and beyond.

The late John Tchicai (right) performs in London in 2010, with drummer Tony Marsh and bassist John Edwards.

Read Around The Jazz Internet: Oct. 12, 2012

October 12, 2012 – The late John Tchicai, plus jazz in Central Park, Gary Burton and Herbie Hancock's Martian rock.

Times are (relatively) tough for Kenny G and other smooth jazz musicians, whose lifeline of radio airplay is quickly disappearing.

Read Around The Jazz Internet: Oct. 5, 2012

October 5, 2012 – Whither smooth jazz? Plus, Jenny Scheinman at home, Archie Shepp and new club openings.

Diana Krall

Read Diana Krall Brings Sexy Back In Time

October 4, 2012 – Glad Rag Doll is a set of songs about love and independence that looks back to the 1920s.

Madeleine Albright "sits in" with Chris Botti at the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition and final round gala.

Read Around The Jazz Internet: Sept. 28, 2012

September 28, 2012 – Monk Competition madness, Don Byron interviewed, professor Sam and hints of a Clark Terry film.

Jamison Ross competes in the semifinal round of the 2012 Thelonious Monk Competition.

Read Jamison Ross Wins 2012 Thelonious Monk Competition For Drummers

September 24, 2012 – The New Orleans-based musician, 24, made clear, precise statements with a lay audience in mind.

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.

Read What Did The Monk Competition Ever Do For You?

September 22, 2012 – Five former entrants of jazz's most prestigious contest reflect on what it meant to them.

Guitarist John Abercrombie.

Read Around The Jazz Internet: Sept. 21, 2012

September 21, 2012 – Cal Tjader saluted, Pepper Adams reinterpreted and a band parades through the Lower East Side.

From left to right, the panel included Terri Lyne Carrington, Lizz Wright, Jimmy Heath and Antonio Hart.

Read On The Future Of Jazz Among Black Folk

September 20, 2012 – A panel of musicians assembled by the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation had lots of ideas.

The Neil Cowley Trio is: (L-R) Evan Jenkins, Cowley, Rex Horan.

Read Around The Jazz Internet: Sept. 14, 2012

September 14, 2012 – Adele's pianist, women in the avant-garde, Indiana jazz history and the 50 greatest saxophonists.

John Coltrane on the cover of Blue Train.

Read A Piece Of Technology That Makes Listening To Jazz Better

September 14, 2012 – The new Spotify app from Blue Note makes sense of the data jumble in which fans lose themselves.

Ornette Coleman, pictured here in 2006, was portrayed in a recently-restored 1986 documentary called Ornette: Made In America.

Read Around The Jazz Internet: Sept. 7, 2012

September 7, 2012 – An Ornette Coleman documentary restored, plus the freewheeling Tim Berne and Herbie's Mwandishi.

Abel Meeropol watches as his sons, Robert and Michael, play with a train set.

Read The Strange Story Of The Man Behind 'Strange Fruit'

September 5, 2012 – Years later, the writer of the iconic Billie Holiday song was tied to another event in U.S. history.

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Drummer Jimmy Cobb plays at the 2012 Heineken Jazzaldia, the international jazz festival in San Sebastian, Spain.

Read Around The Jazz Internet: Aug. 31, 2012

August 31, 2012 – Drummer Jimmy Cobb questioned, a poetic Jazz Passenger and goodbye to bassist Charles Flores.

Marcus Belgrave will be featured at this weekend's Detroit Jazz Festival.

Read Detroit's Jazz 'Patriarch' Improvised A Teaching Career

August 29, 2012 – A big profile of trumpeter Marcus Belgrave emphasizes how he nurtured Detroit's jazz stars.

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Two music writers dig to the bottom of why other people's bad taste in music bothers us so much.

Why We Fight About Pop Music

Two music writers dig to the bottom of why other people's bad taste in music bothers us so much.

Listen closely to Sturgill Simpson's classic-sounding country and you'll hear plenty of surprises.

God, Drugs And Lizard Aliens: Yep, It's Country Music

Listen closely to Sturgill Simpson's classic-sounding country and you'll hear plenty of surprises.

Alaska-based composer John Luther Adams won for his orchestral <em>Become Ocean</em>.

Alaskan Composer Wins Pulitzer For 'Become Ocean'

Alaska-based composer John Luther Adams won for his orchestral Become Ocean.

The rap duo and its fans might not have the same expectations about this summer's reunion tour.

Reunited And It Feels A Little Awkward: OutKast At Coachella

The rap duo and its fans might not have the same expectations about this summer's reunion tour.

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