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Musician Rubén Blades' new album contains jazz and rumba. Lawrence Sumulong/Courtesy of the Artist hide caption

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Rubén Blades Swings Big Band Jazz And Rumba On New Album

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John Grant's comical and moving new album Love is Magic is on our list of the best releases for Oct. 12. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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New Music Friday For Oct. 12: 6 Albums You Should Hear Now

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Into the Vault: Erroll Garner Uncovered

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Hamiet Bluiett, seen here performing at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival in 2007, died Thursday at 78. Leon Morris/Redferns hide caption

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Hamiet Bluiett, Giant Of The Baritone Sax, Has Died At 78

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Magos Hererra's new album, Dreamers, with the string quartet and Brooklyn Rider, is steeped in Latin American culture. Shervin Lainez/Sony Music hide caption

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Erasing Genres En Español: A Smoky-Voiced Jazz Singer Meets Classical Strings

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Jon Batiste performs with The Dap-Kings at the Monterey Jazz Festival in Monterey, Calif. on Sept. 22, 2018. Eva Hambach/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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'In The Moment, You Just Fly': Jon Batiste Lets Loose At The Piano

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The Necks' Latest Composition 'Body' Clocks In At Over 56 Minutes

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Pat Metheny On Piano Jazz

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Michel Camilo On Piano Jazz

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Wayne Shorter, photographed in 2014. The famed saxophonist's ambitious new project, Emanon -- encompassing three discs of interweaving jazz explorations and orchestral arrangements, with an accompanying graphic novel — was released Sep. 14, 2018. NurPhoto/Corbis via Getty Images hide caption

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Wilco Guitarist Nels Cline Reclaims Mood Music In The City Of Brotherly Love

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Soprano Eileen Farrell Erich Auerbach/Getty Images hide caption

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Eileen Farrell On Piano Jazz

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Esperanza Spalding performs at the 2011 Montreux Jazz festival in Switzerland. Photo Illustration: A163/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images and Angela Hsieh/NPR hide caption

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Camille Thurman performs onstage during the Jazz at Lincoln Center 2017 Gala in New York City. Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images hide caption

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Camille Thurman Is A Rare Jazz Double Threat

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