Kevin Whitehead Kevin Whitehead is the jazz critic on NPR's Fresh Air with Terry Gross.

Tom Varner's Got 'Nine Surprises' And A Big Band Is All Of Them

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An Unofficial Memorial For Jazz Greats Jim Hall And Charlie Haden

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Jason Moran Modernizes Fats Waller, With Uneven Results

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In Tenor Saxophonist Mark Turner's New Album, The Music Unfolds Like A Narrative

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Jaki Byard, A Post-Bebop Pianist Who Was A Master Of Stride Piano

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Fred Hersch Knows His Trios

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Remembering Horace Silver, Hard Bop Pioneer

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