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Nicole Mitchell And Ice Crystal On JazzSet

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Hear the adventurous musician and composer play the Mary Lou Williams Women in Jazz Festival.

Nicole Mitchell And Ice Crystal On JazzSet

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Chris Lightcap's 'Lost And Found New York' On JazzSet

The rhythm of the city drives a suite by Lightcap and Bigmouth, performing in Santa Cruz, Calif.

Chris Lightcap's 'Lost And Found New York' On JazzSet

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Geof Bradfield's suite traces Melba Liston's (pictured) life story through her work with Dizzy Gillespie and Randy Weston. Courtesy of Institute Of Jazz Studies, Rutgers University hide caption

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Geof Bradfield's 'Melba!' On JazzSet

Bradfield's suite traces Melba Liston's life story through her work with Gillespie and Weston.

Geof Bradfield's 'Melba!' On JazzSet

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Melissa Aldana performs with her Crash Trio, including bassist Pablo Menares. Kelly Davidson/Courtesy of Berklee College Of Music hide caption

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The Checkout: Live

Melissa Aldana Crash Trio: Live At Berklee

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The Chilean, 24, came to the U.S. with little English, little money and lots of saxophone.

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Live At The Village Vanguard

Ravi Coltrane Quartet

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The saxophonist brings his new band into a venue still haunted by the ghosts of his parents.

Ravi Coltrane Quartet: Live At The Village Vanguard

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Terri Lyne Carrington On JazzSet

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The drummer presents Money Jungle, a version of the Ellington/Mingus/Roach LP, live at Berklee.

Terri Lyne Carrington On JazzSet

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Gregory Porter (center) performs with saxophonist Yohsuke Satoh at the annual Strings of Autumn International Music Festival in Prague. Petra Hajska/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Gregory Porter On JazzSet

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When Porter performed at a Prague music festival, applause between songs ran for a minute or longer.

Gregory Porter On JazzSet

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Live At The Village Vanguard

Dave King Trio

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The Bad Plus' drummer plays moody standards with fellow underground guys from the Upper Midwest.

Dave King Trio: Live At The Village Vanguard

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Christie Dashiell, Alfredo Rodriguez On JazzSet

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A former Sing-Off contestant and a Cuban pianist bring something new to the Kennedy Center.

Christie Dashiell, Alfredo Rodriguez On JazzSet

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