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What Wild Up unearths on Julius Eastman, Vol. 2: Joy Boy is more than just music, it's a set of relations and modes of comporting in the world that risk trading fleeting, worldly praise to regain the eternal soul. Ron Hammond hide caption

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"I remember there was a river next to the hotel, or across the street. And I walked along that," Keith Jarrett says of the tour stop captured on Bordeaux Concert. "That's what I remember." Daniela Yohannes/ECM Records hide caption

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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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An American in Paris: organist Rhoda Scott's remarkable career in Jazz

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Theo Croker performs at Jacksonville Jazz Festival, October 1, 2021 Kim Reed/Courtesy of Artist hide caption

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Jazz renegade Theo Croker returns to his Jacksonville roots

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From left, Leyla McCalla, Saba, and Victoria Legrand of Beach House. Photo illustration: Abel F. Ros/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images, Brad Barket/Getty Images, Mike Windle/Getty Images; Vanessa Leroy for NPR hide caption

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Saba (left), Lizzo (center) and Rosalía have released some of our favorite songs of the year so far. Collage by Estefanía Mitre / NPR/Photos courtesy of the artists hide caption

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From bebop to hip-hop: Gary Bartz's sax sound shapes many eras

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Saxophonist Charles Lloyd, performing at the Monterey Jazz Festival in Monterey, Calif., on Sept. 23, 2018. Eva Hambach/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Trio of albums gives saxophonist Charles Lloyd the opportunity to search inward

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USA. Mississippi. Tunica. 1985. © Eli Reed/Magnum Photos hide caption

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Songs to believe in: A Juneteenth playlist

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For pianist Vadim Neselovskyi, Ukraine war adds urgency to his most personal work

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Honoring the iconic blues and ironic humor of Mose Allison

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Cory Wong at 2021 Newport Jazz Festival Adam Kissick/Newport Jazz hide caption

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The sunshine of guitarist Cory Wong

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