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Saxophonist Rudresh Mahanthappa performs with bassist Rich Brown at the 2012 Newport Jazz Festival.

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August 5, 2012 – Blending South Asian music with funk, the saxophonist's band is electric, literally and otherwise. WBGO

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Jack DeJohnette performs with his All-Stars at the 2012 Newport Jazz Festival.

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August 5, 2012 – The master drummer continues his year-long 70th birthday celebration by opening his Rolodex.

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The 3 Clarinets — (left to right) Evan Christopher, Ken Peplowski and Anat Cohen — play on the Harbor Stage at the Newport Jazz Festival.

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August 4, 2012 – Ken Peplowski, Evan Christopher and Anat Cohen headline this reedy convocation of woodwinds. WBGO

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Bill Frisell performs at the 2012 Newport Jazz Festival.

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August 4, 2012 – With his inventive arrangements, the guitarist doesn't hide his love away for classic Beatles tunes.

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Saxophonist Peter Apfelbaum (center) plays the melodica at the 2012 Newport Jazz Festival, accompanied by Yunior Terry (left) on bass and Dafnis Prieto (right) on drums.

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August 4, 2012 – The Cuban drummer and his next-level comprehension of clave powers a volatile, horn-heavy sextet. WBGO

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Drummer Jack DeJohnette (right) performs with guitarist Dave Fiuczynski (left) at the 2012 Newport Jazz Festival.

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August 4, 2012 – The great drummer turns 70 the week after this electric concert — figuratively and literally. WGBH

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Vocalist and conguero Pedrito Martinez (center) performs with bassist Alvaro Benavides (right) at the 2012 Newport Jazz Festival.

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August 4, 2012 – The charismatic conguero leads a band way beyond what you'd think of Afro-Cuban music or jazz. WGBH

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Saxophonist John Ellis (center) performs with Matt Perrine (left) on sousaphone at the 2012 Newport Jazz Festival.

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August 4, 2012 – You can take the tenor saxophonist out of the South, but you can't take the South out of his music.

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Rez Abbasi performs at the Newport Jazz Festival.

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July 12, 2012 – Hear two Newport Jazz Festival sets, each of which showcases a guitar focus and a worldly beat. WBGO

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From left, Marc Ribot (guitar), Chad Taylor (drums) and Henry Grimes (bass) performed at the Village Vanguard in New York City on Wednesday, June 27, 2012.

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June 28, 2012 – The guitarist plays Albert Ayler and John Coltrane, dirty blues and fully liberated improvisation. WBGO

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With 46 years under its belt, the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra plays the music of Bob Brookmeyer and Thad Jones at the Village Vanguard.

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June 21, 2012 – With 46 years under its belt, the orchestra plays the music of Bob Brookmeyer and Thad Jones. WBGO

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Antonio Sanchez.

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June 17, 2012 – International jazz stars want him as a drummer. But he's also a composer of open, soaring music. WBGO

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