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Crate Digging With Christian McBride: Joe Zawinul And 50 Years Of Weather Report

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The members of New York-based brass quartet The Westerlies are rehearsing together thousands of miles apart, thanks to Audio Movers. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Musicians Turn To New Software To Play Together Online

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Clockwise from top row: SPAZA, Wendy Eisenberg, Touché Amoré and Jean Dawson. Courtesy of the artists hide caption

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NPR Music's No. 1 Albums And Songs Of October

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The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra featuring bassists Cachao, Andy González, and Charnett Moffett. Frank Stewart/Jazz at Lincoln Center hide caption

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Crate Digging With Christian McBride: The History Of Latin Bass

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Swinging The Clouds Away: Jazz Takes Over Sesame Street

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Social Music In An Age Of Social Distancing

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Released Decades Later: 'The Lost Berlin Tapes' By Ella Fitzgerald

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Artemis Brings Together An International, Inter-Generational Band Of Women

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Archbishop Franzo King who, with his wife Marina, co-founded the St. John Will-I-Am Coltrane African Orthodox Church, in a portrait shot in Jan. 2020. Colin Marshall/NPR hide caption

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Five Decades On, An Eclectic Church Preaches The Message Of John Coltrane

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Doug Carn, left, with his wife, Jean Carn, in a detail from the cover of their album Spirit of the New Land, released on Black Jazz Records in 1972. Courtesy of Real Gone Music hide caption

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Bobby McFerrin, Dorthaan Kirk, Roscoe Mitchell and Reggie Workman. Carol Friedman, David Tallacksen, Richard Kohler, Ken Weiss /NEA hide caption

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Meet the NEA Jazz Masters, Class of 2020

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Stanley Crouch, photographed during The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music's Beacon Awards Gala on Feb. 27, 2006 in New York. Patrick McMullan/Patrick McMullan via Getty Image hide caption

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