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American jazzman Louis Armstrong plays trumpet in his dressing room before a show in 1947 in a New York jazz cabaret. Hurricane Ida destroyed the Karnofsky Shop in New Orleans, which was a formative influence on Armstrong's musical life. Eric Schwab/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Ray Charles performs at The Newport Jazz Festival in 1968. /Newport Festivals Foundation hide caption

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The Stars Shine: A Newport Jazz Festival Special

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Lil Baby performs during a Juneteenth voter registration rally on June 19, 2020 at Murphy Park Fairgrounds in Atlanta, Ga. One week earlier, he released "The Bigger Picture," a song protesting police brutality. Paras Griffin/Getty Images hide caption

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March 1950: Louis Armstrong plays trumpet in his dressing room before a show in New York. AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Satchmo In His Adolescence: 1915 Film Clip May Show Young Louis Armstrong

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Chuck Berry in the Chess Records recording studio. The New York Times reports that originals of Berry's Chess catalog were burned in the 2008 Universal fire. Gilles Petard/Redferns/Getty Images hide caption

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From Chuck Berry To Tupac Shakur: Taking Stock Of The 2008 Universal Fire

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Lucy Dacus, Phoebe Bridgers, and Julien Baker played a Tiny Desk Concert together as boygenius. Bob Boilen/NPR hide caption

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Guest DJ: boygenius

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Trumpeter Wynton Marsalis' version of "We Three Kings" goes on Christian McBride's holiday playlist. Ilya S. Savenok/Getty Images for Brooks Brothers hide caption

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Christian McBride's Christmas Jazz Playlist

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Clockwise from upper left: Bright Eyes, Ed Sheeran, Louis Armstrong, Etta James, Peter Gabriel Courtesy of the artists hide caption

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Love Songs You Love To Love

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Don Byron released Love, Peace, and Soul with his New Gospel Quintet on Feb. 21. Till Krautkraemer/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Gospel Meets Jazz, With Unpredictable Results

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Album cover of Putumayo's New Orleans Christmas. Courtesy of Putumayo World Music hide caption

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Gary Giddins and Scott DeVeaux's Jazz is a new guide for both novice listeners and longtime fans. Herman Leonard hide caption

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Herman Leonard