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Herbie Hancock speaks at the American Academy of Arts and Sciences Induction Ceremony 2013 at Harvard University. The JJA awarded the pianist with a Lifetime Achievement Award on Tuesday.

Read Jazz Journalists Association Recognizes Its Musicians Of The Year

April 15, 2014 – Herbie Hancock and Wayne Shorter headline the musicians awarded for achievement in the year 2013.

The late Wayne Henderson toured with an incarnation of The Crusaders in 1995.

Read Wayne Henderson, Jazz Crusaders Co-Founder, Dies

April 7, 2014 – With his fellow Houston natives, the trombonist started a band that would encompass more than jazz.

John Coltrane during the recording of A Love Supreme in December 1964.

Read 'A Love Supreme' Comes Alive In Unearthed Photos

March 28, 2014 – Chuck Stewart recently unveiled 50-year-old shots of John Coltrane recording his masterpiece.

Eleggua shrines in Matanzas, Cuba.

Read Possessed By Joy: A North American Drummer In Cuba

March 5, 2014 – Harris Eisenstadt spent two weeks studying percussion on the island. Here's what he found.

Pianist Oscar Peterson was the biggest name to emerge from the golden age of jazz in Montreal.

Read Rail, Radio And Booze: A Look At Montreal Jazz History

February 22, 2014 – A free web documentary traces how Oscar Peterson and others thrived in a Canadian nightlife capital.

Karen Marie Richardson (right) plays the title role in the Long Beach Opera's staging of Queenie Pie, the jazz opera Duke Ellington left unfinished when he died in 1974.

Read Duke Ellington's Lost Opera, Forever A Work In Progress

February 2, 2014 – When the prolific composer died in 1974, he left one of his most ambitious projects unfinished.

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Kenny Burrell performs at his 80th birthday concert in 2011.

Read A Jazz Elder Becomes A UCLA Professor

January 24, 2014 – Decades after his first class, guitarist Kenny Burrell has never committed more to music education.

Rene Marie.

Read Winter Jazzfest 2014: Tips Of The Iceberg WBGO

January 13, 2014 – Photos and stray thoughts from the annual music marathon, held last weekend in New York City. WBGO

Jimmy Heath and friends at a session at New York's WOR Studios in 1953. Left to right: Miles Davis, Kenny Drew, Art Blakey, Jimmy Heath.

Read Sax Great Jimmy Heath 'Walked With Giants,' And He's Still Here

January 11, 2014 – The 87-year-old has played with and written for everyone, from Bird to Dizzy to Miles.

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Amiri Baraka, shown here in 1972, was a renowned poet whose politics strongly shaped his work.

Read Amiri Baraka's Legacy Both Controversial And Achingly Beautiful

January 9, 2014 – The American poet and playwright, born LeRoi Jones, died on Thursday at the age of 79.

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Fitted with rubbery keys and advanced electronics, the Seaboard was designed to realistically mimic other instruments by letting players pull off subtle bends and slides between notes.

Watch This Expensive Rubber Mat Could Be The Synth Of The Future

January 13, 2014 – The Seaboard's inventor envisioned a keyboard capable of playing the "notes between the keys."

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Kenny Clarke performs at the Montreux Jazz Festival in 1968. He spent the second half of his career in Europe.

Watch The Drummer Who Invented Jazz's Basic Beat

January 9, 2014 – Almost by accident, Kenny Clarke devised the "spang-a-lang" ride-cymbal rhythm, transforming swing.

The late documentary filmmaker Jean Bach stands next to an enlarged 1958 photograph of many jazz musicians titled "A Great Day in Harlem." Her documentary about the photo shoot was nominated for an Academy Award in 1995.

Watch The Jazz Men And Women We Lost In 2013

January 7, 2014 – Whether famous or obscure, we remember the late musicians and others who left us last year.

Wayne Shorter, who turned 80 in 2013, won the NPR Music Jazz Critics Poll by a large margin.

Read Wayne Shorter And The Year's Other Passing Scenery

December 18, 2013 – In a year of '60s retrospection, jazz critics lauded an 80-year-old who first recorded in 1959.

Jim Hall performs with his trio and fellow guitarist Julian Lage at the 2013 Newport Jazz Festival.

Read Remembering Jim Hall, A Different Sort Of Guitar God

December 11, 2013 – Musicians like Sonny Rollins, Julian Lage and John Scofield muse on one of the finest to ever strum.

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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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