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STILLPOINT is the first album in 12 years from pianist Awadagin Pratt. Rob Davidson/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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After 12 years, pianist Awadagin Pratt rediscovers his sweet spot

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Dancer Calvin "Cal" Hunt during rehearsals for Tyshawn Sorey's Monochromatic Light (Afterlife) at the Park Avenue Armory on Sept. 24, 2022. Laylah Amatullah Barrayn for NPR hide caption

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Composer, conductor and multi-instrumentalist Tyshawn Sorey leads a rehearsal of his Monochromatic Light (Afterlife) at the Rothko Chapel in Houston on Feb. 18. Scott Dalton/DACAMERA hide caption

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At the Rothko Chapel, Tyshawn Sorey explores sound — and silence

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Sasha Velour stars in The Island We Made, an opera composed by Angélica Negrón and filmed in a mid-century Staten Island house. Matthew Placek/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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'The Island We Made': Lip-Sync Opera And High Drag Sing An Ode To Mothers

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"We're reduced to being something on sight," says Lawrence Brownlee. The tenor sings a new song cycle with music by Tyshawn Sorey and words by Terrance Hayes. Shervin Lainez/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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A New Song Cycle Contemplates Blackness

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Composer, multi-instrumentalist and educator Tyshawn Sorey, who has been granted a MacArthur Fellowship. John Rogers/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Tyshawn Sorey, A Musical Shapeshifter, Wins MacArthur 'Genius' Prize

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Under Oblique — I's zigzag lines, Tyshawn Sorey's drums barrel along like a runaway tractor trailer. Lucy Wood/Flickr hide caption

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Tyshawn Sorey: Making 'Oblique' Patterns Move

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Pianist Kris Davis has a delicate yet searching touch on Paradoxical Frog, a trio record with Tyshawn Sorey and Ingrid Laubrock. EyeShotJazz hide caption

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Cooper-Moore, Assif Tsahar and Chad Taylor make up the funky Digital Primitives. courtesy of the artist hide caption

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