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Krewe Du Kanaval Honors The Haitian Roots Of New Orleans

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Rafiq Bhatia's recreation of standards uses what we've heard before to ask "What haven't we heard yet?" and challenges us to ask "Why not?" John Klukas/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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On 'Standards Vol. 1,' Rafiq Bhatia Questions The Act Of Reinterpretation

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Once a young prodigy, Joey Alexander emerges as a full-blown jazz star on his new album Warna, writes NPR's Tom Moon. Meredith Truax/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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On 'Warna,' Joey Alexander Transforms From Child Prodigy To Jazz Fixture

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Saxophonist, composer and arranger Jimmy Heath. Lonnie Timmons III/Getty Images hide caption

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Jazz Saxophone Legend Jimmy Heath Has Died

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Diatom Ribbons, by Kris Davis (center) was selected as the No. 1 jazz album of 2019 in a poll of 140 critics. Davis' album includes contributions from a wide range of musicians, including Terri Lyne Carrington (left) and Val Jeanty (right). Caroline Mardok/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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For her album Diatom Ribbons, pianist Kris Davis assembled a group of musicians who, taken together, represent just about everything happening at the edges of jazz right now. (Pictured, from left to right: Trevor Dunn, Val Jeanty, Terri Lyne Carrington, Davis, Tony Malaby, JD Allen and Esperanza Spalding) Mimi Chakarova/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Jazz trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie performs at the Boston Globe Jazz and Blues Festival on Jan. 15, 1966. Bob Daugherty/AP hide caption

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How To Like Jazz, For The Uninitiated

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The SFJAZZ Collective, performing live from the Robert N. Miner Auditorium in San Francisco. Don Dixon/SFJAZZ hide caption

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The SFJAZZ Collective

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Dr. John performs onstage during Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival on Sept. 26, 2015 in Franklin, Tenn. Jason Davis/Getty Images hide caption

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'Jazz Night In America' Remembers Artists We Lost In 2019

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The South African Songbook: Jazz Musicians Who Stayed During Apartheid

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