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Samara Joy performs at the 2022 Newport Jazz Festival, which spanned from July 29 to July 31, in Newport, R.I. Ozier Muhammad for NPR hide caption

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Critics say Ron Carter left a big footprint in music, especially for bassists. Didier Baverel/Getty Images hide caption

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85-year-old bassist Ron Carter has no plans on slowing down

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Miles Davis poses at the side of stage during the Newport Jazz Festival. David Redfern/Redferns hide caption

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Songs We Love: Miles Davis Quintet, 'Gingerbread Boy' (Live At Newport)

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Ron Carter plays Miles Davis' iconic "So What" at a tempo somewhere between the Kind of Blue original and the breakneck pace set by the 1960s quintet. courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Jim Hall performs at the 2013 Newport Jazz Festival. Adam Kissick for NPR hide caption

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Miles Davis: 'Nefertiti'

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Herbie Hancock: 'Maiden Voyage'

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Wayne Shorter: 'Speak No Evil'

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