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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 On Piano Jazz

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Cecil Taylor, Jazz Icon Of The Avant-Garde, Dies At 89

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Jazzmeia Horn Enters The Jazz-Vocal Pantheon

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On Brad Mehldau's new album, he alternates keyboard works by J.S. Bach with his own jazz-inflected explorations. Michael Wilson/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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'After Bach' Offers Brad Mehldau's Well-Tempered Jazz

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Earma Thompson On Piano Jazz

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