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Kamasi Washington, left, and Herbie Hancock. The jazz luminaries have announced they will be going on tour together this year. Photo of Kamasi Washington: Getty Images. Photo of Herbie Hancock: courtesy of the artist. hide caption

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After facing a calamitous scandal that cast doubt on its very future, the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra has returned with new leadership and a new album, featuring songs by its city's patron saint of rebirth, Allen Toussaint. Katie Sikora/courtesy of the artist hide caption

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No Man's Band: All-Female Jazz Orchestras Then and Now

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Makaya McCraven: The Brain Behind The Mind-Bending Beats

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Oscar-Nominated Terence Blanchard On 30 Years Of Jazz And Film Scoring For Spike Lee

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A Reunion Of Brotherly Love: Joey DeFrancesco Traces His Roots

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'Jazz Night In America' Remembers Artists We Lost In 2018

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Mary Halvorson's volatile and cagey album Code Girl is her first set full of songs with lyrics, both a departure from and extension of her earlier work and one of Nate Chinen's favorite albums of 2018. Ross Mantle for NPR hide caption

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