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

Pianist Shamie Royston Brings A Hard-Swinging Brand Of Jazz To 'Beautiful Liar'

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Reissue Of Anthony Braxton's '1991 Studio' Revives A Jazz Master's Classic

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Trumpeter Adam O'Farrill Stakes Out His Own Turf On 'El Maquech'

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Saxophonist Jon Irabagon Plays With Heart On 'Dr. Quixotic's Traveling Exotics'

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'Pops Is Tops' Showcases Louis Armstrong's Rough Voice, Perfect Timing And Wit

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Recalling The Athletic Style Of Pianist And Composer Cecil Taylor

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Martial Solal Keeps His Mind And Fingers Nimble On 'My One And Only Love'

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'Final Tour' Celebrates John Coltrane's Last Go-Round With Miles Davis

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New Collection Catches Jazz Bassist Charles Mingus 'Live at Montreux 1975'

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New Releases Showcase Nina Simone's Early Years In Music

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New Box Set Showcases The Reserved Style Of The Late Jazz Pianist Teddy Wilson

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In Paris Recording, Guitarist Wes Montgomery Shows His Head For Melody

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Marta Sánchez Creates A Truly International Sound With 'Danza Imposible'

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Trombonist Roswell Rudd Packs A Lot Of Wisdom Into Every Note Of 'Embrace'

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A Look Back At 4 Jazz Luminaries Who Died In 2017

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