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American jazz trumpeter Harry 'Sweets' Edison performs in 1991. David Redfern/Getty Images hide caption

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Harry 'Sweets' Edison On Piano Jazz

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Kamaal Williams' The Return comes out May 25. Salem Wazaki/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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The Return

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    Kamaal Williams
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    Black Focus
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    2018

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Joshua Redman's Still Dreaming (feat. Ron Miles, Scott Colley & Brian Blade) comes out May 25. Jon Brown/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Still Dreaming (feat. Ron Miles, Scott Colley, & Brian Blade)

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    Still Dreaming (feat. Ron Miles, Scott Colley, & Brian Blade)
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    Joshua Redman
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    Nonesuch Records
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    2018

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Fear of a Brown Planet

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    Fear of a Brown Planet
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    Fat Beats Records
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    2018

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Virginia Mayhew On Piano Jazz

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The Bad Plus: The Band That Never Stops

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It's the wonder of encore career wonders: On You're Driving Me Crazy, Van Morrison sounds sharp as ever working with Joey DeFrancesco's hard-swinging group. Richard Wade/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Van Morrison And Joey DeFrancesco Make A Lethal Addition To An Old Canon

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Joanne Brackeen and Jason Moran at NPR's Studio One in Washington, D.C. Eric Lee/NPR hide caption

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Jazz Giants Take The Stage At The NEA Jazz Masters Listening Party

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This 1988 episode of Piano Jazz features Brazilian pianist, composer, and vocalist Eliane Elias. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Eliane Elias On Piano Jazz

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Some of the members of the We Have Voice Collective, the authors of a new code of conduct for preventing harassment in performing arts spaces. Front row, seated (left to right): Linda May Han Oh, Jen Shyu, Sara Serpa. Back row, standing (left to right): Imani Uzuri, María Grand, Terri Lyne Carrington, Fay Victor. Jacob Blickenstaff hide caption

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Chick Corea with World Cafe host Talia Schlanger inside a rehearsal room at Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York City. Dan Muse/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Chick Corea On World Cafe

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The members of Orquesta Akokán hail from both Cuba and the U.S., assembled by vocalist and composer José "Pepito" Gómez. They recorded their debut album live to tape in just three days. Adrien H. Tillmann/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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As Cuba Changes, Orquesta Akokán Revives The Golden Age Of Mambo

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Cleo Brown On Piano Jazz

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Nicholas Payton On Piano Jazz

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Cecil Taylor performs at Lincoln Center's Alice Tully Hall in 2002. Jack Vartoogian/Getty Images hide caption

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Cecil Taylor On Piano Jazz

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