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Musician Jane Bunnett, seated second from right, and her band Maqueque. Lauren Deutsch/Courtesy of the Artist hide caption

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Jane Bunnett: Cuban Music's Canadian Connection

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Catherine Russell On Mountain Stage

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Gregory Porter Jonathan Chimene/Courtesy of Jazz At Lincoln Center hide caption

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Gregory Porter: Personal Stories For Universal Songs

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Aerial view of the Festival International de Jazz de Montreal. © Victor Diaz Lamich/Courtesy of Festival International de Jazz de Montreal hide caption

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A Toast To The Montreal International Jazz Festival At 40: Jazz, Blues & Much More

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Singer/Composer Jazzmeia Horn Is A Double Threat On 'Love & Liberation'

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John Coltrane performs with drummer Elvin Jones and saxophonist Eric Dolphy in 1961. Impulse! Records is set to release the "lost" Coltrane album Blue World on Sept. 27. Bill Wagg/Redferns/Getty Images hide caption

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Not All 'Lost' Jazz Albums Are Created Equal

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Miles Davis performing at Newport Jazz Festival in 1969. David Redfern/Redferns hide caption

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Looking Back On 'Bitches Brew': The Year Miles Davis Plugged Jazz In

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Miles and Betty Davis in color in Miles' New York westside brownstone, 1969 Baron Wolman hide caption

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Baron Wolman

Electric Miles: Behind The 'Brew'

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Cannonball Adderley sits with his saxophone. JP Jazz Archive/Redferns/Getty Images hide caption

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'The Black Messiah' And The Legacy Of Cannonball Adderley

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Mark Guiliana Justin Bettman/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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The Artistic Duality Of Drummer Mark Guiliana

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Host Christian McBride and Saxophonist Lou Donaldson in Florida. Katie Simon/WBGO hide caption

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Good Gracious! Words Of Wisdom And Soulful Reflection From 'Sweet Papa' Lou Donaldson

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Professor Longhair plays at the 1971 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. John Messina/Courtesy of Smithsonian Folkways hide caption

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Smithsonian Folkways Celebrates 50 Years Of Jazz Fest's Serendipity

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