The Sound Prints Quintet is (L-R): Lawrence Fields, Dave Douglas, Joe Lovano, Linda Oh, Joey Baron. John Rogers for NPR/johnrogersnyc.com hide caption

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Sound Prints Quintet

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Few jazz artists are as active as co-bandleaders Joe Lovano (saxophone) and Dave Douglas (trumpet).

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Chihiro Yamanaka Trio: Live In Concert

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The pianist's imaginative virtuosity is beginning to translate to stateside jazz success.

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JazzSet with Dee Dee Bridgewater

Catherine Russell, Virginia Mayhew On JazzSet

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Russell and Mayhew present the music of Mary Lou Williams at the festival that bears her name.

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Matt Wilson's Arts And Crafts

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A colorful drummer who proudly deploys his goofy joy, Wilson leads a long-running band in concert.

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Ethan Iverson, Ben Street, Tootie Heath

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A wise drummer and two curious collaborators cook comfort food from jazz standards.

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Newport Jazz Festival

The Bad Plus With Bill Frisell, Live In Concert: Newport Jazz 2012

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A piano trio sui generis meets one of its heroes, a guitarist down for anything.

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