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John Scofield's Überjam Band: Live At Berklee WGBH

The eclectic electric guitarist plays from his raucous, electronic-infused Überjam songbook.

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Wynton Marsalis And Vince Giordano: Live In New York WBGO-FM

New interpretations of Louis Armstrong's Hot Fives recordings score the countdown to midnight.

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Gordon Goodwin's Big Phat Band: Live At Monterey Jazz Festival WBGO-FM

The large jazz orchestra, brassy and slick, powers through charts on the main festival stage.

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A Jazz Piano Christmas 2012

Jason Moran, Taylor Eigsti, Geri Allen and Ellis Marsalis perform in NPR Music's annual tradition.

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JazzSet with Dee Dee Bridgewater

Wynton Marsalis On JazzSet WBGO-FM

The trumpeter leads a rousing set before a boisterous, sold-out house at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola.

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The Checkout: Live

The Cookers: Live In Concert WBGO-FM

An all-star band of heavyweight hard-bop masters lift off in loose assembly.