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Marc Cary's new album is titled For the Love of Abbey.

Watch Reflections On A Dozen Years With Abbey Lincoln

June 14, 2013 – Marc Cary came to New York City to find his father. He also found a long gig with a jazz legend.

The cover image of The Complete Roost Johnny Smith Small Group Sessions, a 2002 box set of work from across the jazz guitarist's career.

Watch Johnny Smith, Revered Guitar Player, Has Died

June 14, 2013 – Smith wrote the surf guitar anthem "Walk, Don't Run," which became a Top 10 hit for The Ventures.

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Mulgrew Miller onstage in 2011 in Potenza, Italy.

Read Jazz Pianist And Pedagogue Mulgrew Miller Dies

May 29, 2013 – The former Jazz Messenger's supple, commanding style can be heard on more than 500 albums.

A group of musicians and major donors pose with Lionel Hampton's vibraphone at the 2013 Jazz Appreciation Month launch. From left: Mark Dibner of The Argus Fund, drummer Horacio "El Negro" Hernandez, Fran Morris Rosman of the Ella Fitzgerald Charitable Foundation, pianist Randy Weston, Richard Rosman of the Ella Fitzgerald foundation and Smithsonian American History Museum Director John Gray.

Read The Creators Of Jazz Appreciation Month Start Celebrating

April 9, 2013 – Drummer Horacio "El Negro" Hernandez and pianist Randy Weston donated items to the Smithsonian.

Jan Bang performs a live remix at the Punkt Festival.

Watch How Norway Funds A Thriving Jazz Scene

April 6, 2013 – For Norwegian musicians, it literally pays to dream big — and to write lots of grant applications.

Bebo Valdés rehearses at the Latin Grammy Awards in 2004.

Read Bebo Valdés, Giant Of Cuban Music, Is Dead

March 22, 2013 – The pianist, who enjoyed international fame late in life, was a prime mover of 20th Century Havana.

Charles Lloyd, 75, continues to tour widely.

Read The 'Singing Sound' Of Saxophonist Charles Lloyd

March 15, 2013 – The charismatic musician has backed Howlin' Wolf and B.B. King and toured with The Beach Boys.

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Tadd Dameron (smiling at center) was an important figure in American jazz and bebop. He is shown here with Fats Navarro on trumpet, and Charlie Rouse and Ernie Henry on saxophone.

Read Tadd Dameron, A Jazz Master With A 'Lyrical Grace'

March 9, 2013 – A new biography shines a light on the too-brief life of the man known as "The Architect of Bop."

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Donald Byrd onstage, in an image circulated by his record label at the time, Blue Note Records.

Watch Remembering Donald Byrd, Jazz Trumpeter Who Spanned Generations

February 11, 2013 – Byrd helped to develop hard bop jazz, and his funkier recordings shaped black pop music for years.

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J Dilla in the studio of fellow producer Madlib.

Watch Why J Dilla May Be Jazz's Latest Great Innovator

February 7, 2013 – The legacy of the late hip-hop producer extended far beyond the beats he painstakingly created.

Butch Morris leads a conduction at the 2007 Skopje Jazz Festival in Macedonia.

Read Remembering Butch Morris, The Man Who Conducted Improvisation

January 30, 2013 – With a wide variety of musicians, he pioneered a system of spontaneous arranging called Conduction.

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Butch Morris in Amsterdam in 1986.

Read Butch Morris, Jazz Bandleader And Conductor, Dies

January 29, 2013 – Over 25 years, he pioneered a new system of ensemble improvisation he called conduction.

Herbie Hancock speaks with the current class of Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz Performance masters degree students.

Read A Brief History Of Jazz Education, Pt. 2

January 8, 2013 – Starting around the 1960s, college campuses became an unavoidable part of today's jazz world.

Austin Peralta.

Watch Austin Peralta: A Young Prodigy's Search, Cut Short

November 29, 2012 – The death of 22-year-old pianist prematurely ended a rapidly expanding career.

Drummer Pete La Roca plays during the May 19, 1965 recording session for his album Basra.

Read Pete La Roca, Top Post-Bop Jazz Drummer, Has Died

November 20, 2012 – Born Peter Sims, the percussionist was a first-call player in New York's '50s and '60s heyday.

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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.

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.

An action thriller of a symphony, Mahler's First is piled with desire, fear and self-reflection.

A Debut Symphony That Embraced The World

An action thriller of a symphony, Mahler's First is piled with desire, fear and self-reflection.

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