Nate Chinen

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Melody, Unchained: Reda Kateb plays Django Reinhardt — and the guitar — as the music legend attempts to escape German-occupied France in Django. Under the Milky Way hide caption

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Under the Milky Way

The Bad Plus' Never Stop II comes out Jan. 19. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Never Stop II

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Kat Edmonson's Old Fashioned Gal comes out April 27. Glynis Carpenter/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Kat Edmonson, 'Old Fashioned Gal'

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Wayne Shorter: Artist In Residence At The Detroit Jazz Festival

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This year, we bade farewell to avant-garde pioneer Muhal Richard Abrams. Michael Hoefner/Wikipedia hide caption

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'Jazz Night In America' Remembers Artists We Lost In 2017

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The premiere of "Folk Songs of Naboréa," a song cycle for seven voices and kora by Kavita Shah, presented at the Park Avenue Armory in New York in November, was one of Nate Chinen's gigs of the year. Da Ping Luo/Courtesy of the Park Avenue Armory hide caption

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Jeff Coffin, Matt Wigton and Jordan Perlson made Sleigh What?! in just a few days, just a week and change before Christmas. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Jeff Coffin, ‘I’ll Be Home For Christmas’

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Grover Washington Jr. performs on stage during the "One Night With Blue Note" concert in New York on Feb. 22, 1985. Anthony Barboza/Getty Images hide caption

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How Grover Washington Jr. Defined And Transcended 'Smooth Jazz'

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Jimmy Greene's 'Beautiful Life'

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