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Dancer Calvin "Cal" Hunt during rehearsals for Tyshawn Sorey's Monochromatic Light (Afterlife) at the Park Avenue Armory on Sept. 24, 2022. Laylah Amatullah Barrayn for NPR hide caption

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With In These Times, Makaya McCraven has perfected a method in which he weaves jazz improvisation and hip-hop recording techniques together with sensitivity that masks an obsessive attention to detail. Sulyiman Stokes/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Pianist Sean Mason, one of five young jazz artists included in Jazz Night's inaugural class of Youngbloods. Martina DaSilva/Amna Ijaz/NPR hide caption

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Youngbloods: Pianist Sean Mason

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Terri Lyne Carrington, whose new book New Standards: 101 Lead Sheets By Women Composers explores the work of foundational women jazz artists. Christian Ducasse/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images hide caption

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Terri Lyne Carrington addresses women's omission from jazz canon with 'New Standards'

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Youngbloods: Saxophonist Sarah Hanahan

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Youngbloods: Pianist Isaiah J. Thompson

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Singer Samara Joy, the first to be featured in Jazz Night's new series Youngbloods, focusing in on five particularly promising young jazz artists. Photo by Meredith Truax NPR hide caption

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Youngbloods: Vocalist Samara Joy

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Emmet Cohen (left) and Houston Person (right) at Dizzy's Club. Gabriela Gabrielaa hide caption

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Pianist Emmet Cohen hosts a Harlem rent party for the modern day

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