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Mary Halvorson's volatile and cagey album Code Girl is her first set full of songs with lyrics, both a departure from and extension of her earlier work and one of Nate Chinen's favorite albums of 2018. Ross Mantle for NPR hide caption

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Remembering Marian McPartland

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Art As Conversation: Three New Collaborative Albums

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Kenny Barron And Dave Holland On JazzSet

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Listen: Kenny Barron On Piano Jazz

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Kenny Barron On JazzSet

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Kenny Barron Quintet: Live At The Village Vanguard

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The 2010 NEA Jazz Masters. Clockwise, from upper left: Cedar Walton, Kenny Barron, Yusef Lateef, George Avakian, Bobby Hutcherson, Annie Ross, Muhal Richard Abrams, Bill Holman (center). clockwise from upper left: Gene Martin, Carol Friedman, Michael DiDonna, Ian P. Clifford, Francis Wolff/Mosaic Images, Barbara Bordnick, Alan Nahigian, William Claxton hide caption

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clockwise from upper left: Gene Martin, Carol Friedman, Michael DiDonna, Ian P. Clifford, Francis Wolff/Mosaic Images, Barbara Bordnick, Alan Nahigian, William Claxton

Listen Now: The 2010 NEA Jazz Masters Awards Show

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Trio da Paz with Kenny Barron in Concert on Jazz Set 12/31/07

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Kenny Barron and Eliane Elias in Concert on JazzSet 11/8/07

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L-R: Helio Alves, Renee Rosnes, Kenny Barron, Freddy Cole. Margot I. Schulman hide caption

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A Jazz Piano Christmas 2010

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Stan Getz: 'People Time'

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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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Mulgrew Miller On JazzSet

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Kenny Barron (pictured) is joined by his former student, Helen Sung, for a breezy duet. Courtesy of John Sann hide caption

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'Generations In Jazz' Concert On Piano Jazz: Set II

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'Generations In Jazz' Concert On Piano Jazz: Set I

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