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

Pianist Vijay Iyer Combines Complicated Rhythms With Modern Style On 'Far From Over'

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The Bill Evans Trio Plays With Spontaneity And Grace On 'Another Time'

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JD Allen Goes Free Form And Improvisational On 'Radio Flyer'

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'Ode To Billie Joe' Was A Surprise Hit That Prompted Dozens Of Jazz Versions

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Nigerian Drummer Tony Allen Revisits His Jazz Roots In A Salute To Art Blakey

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There's Plenty Of Variety On Sexmob's Scrappy 'Cultural Capital'

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The Art Ensemble of Chicago's Free-Wheeling Style Shines In 'Message to Our Folks'

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Pianist Abdullah Ibrahim Proves Himself A One-Man Movement On 'Ancient Africa'

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Celebrating The Centennial Of Jazz Legend Ella Fitzgerald

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Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah Melds Jazz And Hip-Hop Beats On 'Ruler Rebel'

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Frank Carlberg's Big Band Takes Extended Flights On Familiar Monk Themes

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Remembering Dutch Jazz Pianist And Composer Misha Mengelberg

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Alto Saxophonist Miguel Zenón Evokes Folkloric Melodies On 'Típico'

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'Jumpin' At The Woodside' Catches Count Basie And His Band Honing Their Art

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BassDrumBone Marks 40 Years Of Playing Together With 'The Long Road'

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