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Live At The Village Vanguard

Chris Potter Quartet WBGO-FM

The widely admired saxophonist has been reading Homer. Here, he presents an Odyssey-inspired suite.

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McCoy Tyner: Live At SFJAZZ

Watch the massively influential pianist perform with long-time collaborator Bobby Hutcherson.

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Joe Lovano & Joshua Redman: Live At SFJAZZ

Watch a founding member of the SFJAZZ Collective and his tenor sax successor drive a jaunty swinger.

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David Virelles Continuum WBGO-FM

An elite pianist's personal vision refracts Afro-Cuban ritual through improvised music and poetry.

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SFJAZZ Center Opening Night: Live In Concert

Master musicians like McCoy Tyner, Chick Corea and the SFJAZZ Collective performed together.

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JazzSet with Dee Dee Bridgewater

The Mingus Orchestra On JazzSet WBGO-FM

Dig the deep, dark, blues-drenched, jubilant Mingus groove from St. Bart's Church in New York City.

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The 2013 NEA Jazz Masters. From left: Eddie Palmieri, Mose Allison, Lou Donaldson. Not pictured: Lorraine Gordon. Michael G. Stewart/NEA hide caption

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A Blog Supreme

The 2013 NEA Jazz Masters Awards Concert WBGO-FM

Mose Allison, Lou Donaldson, Lorraine Gordon and Eddie Palmieri are recognized in New York.

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Toast Of The Nation

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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Toast Of The Nation

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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