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John Foster, Charles Mingus, Roy Brooks, Charles McPherson performs live. Aout 1972. Photo : Christian Rose/Fastimage Christian Rose/Fastimage/Christian Rose/Fastimage hide caption

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Pusha T's It's Almost Dry tops our shortlist of the best new albums out this week. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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New Music Friday: The best releases out on April 22

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Charles Mingus is often regarded as one of the greatest jazz composers of the 20th century. Bettmann/Bettmann Archive hide caption

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How the late jazz great Charles Mingus is being remembered 100 years later

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Jazz trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie performs at the Boston Globe Jazz and Blues Festival on Jan. 15, 1966. Bob Daugherty/AP hide caption

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How To Like Jazz, For The Uninitiated

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Edward Norton On World Cafe

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Charles Mingus poses next to a poster for his six nights of performances at the Strata Concert Gallery in Detroit in 1973. A recording of one of those nights has just been released. Sue Mingus/Courtesy of BBE Music hide caption

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Jason Moran (left) and Georgia Anne Muldrow celebrate Charles Mingus during a program at the Kennedy Center. Jati Lindsay/Courtesy of the Kennedy Center hide caption

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Muldrow Meets Mingus

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Charles Mingus: 'Fables of Bass,' Part 2

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Charles Mingus venerated Duke Ellington — despite being the only musician ever officially fired from Ellington's band. Courtesy of Charles Mingus Archives hide caption

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Charles Mingus: 'Fables of Bass,' Part 1

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Cumbia: The Musical Backbone Of Latin America

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Wynton Marsalis leads a group of musicians through upper Manhattan's Riverside Church for the New Orleans-style funeral of vibraphonist Lionel Hampton in 2002. Doug Kanter/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Gunther Schuller conducts the Mingus Orchestra at St. Bartholomew's Church. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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The Mingus Orchestra On JazzSet

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Bassist Charles Mingus leads a band at the 1964 Monterey Jazz Festival, including Lonnie Hillyer (trumpet) and Charles McPherson (alto sax, obscured). Ray Avery/CTSIMAGES hide caption

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Gary Bartz performs at the 1973 Montreux Jazz Festival. The saxophonist is often cited as a messenger of black empowerment in music. David Redfern/Redferns hide caption

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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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