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Tony Malaby, photographed in the fall of 2021, underneath the New Jersey Turnpike. Randy Thaler hide caption

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Saxophonist Tony Malaby's unlikely pandemic practice space: the New Jersey Turnpike

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In memoriam: Jazz Night In America remembers the icons we lost in 2021

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Iphigenia, played by esperanza spalding, prepares for her sacrifice. From Wayne Shorter and spalding's opera, ...(Iphigenia). Jon Fine/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Strata-East Records founders, from left: Trumpeter Charles Tolliver and pianist Stanley Cowell, photographed in 1970. David Redfern/Redferns/Getty hide caption

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Strata-East at 50: How a revolutionary record label put control in artists' hands

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Mon Laferte's 1940 Carmen is one of our picks for the best releases out on Oct. 29. Joel Orta/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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New Music Friday: The top 10 albums out on Oct. 29

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A pioneer of the modern music festival, George Wein co-founded the Newport Jazz and Newport Folk festivals and helped launch the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. He died Sept. 13 at 95. Jonathan Chimene/WBGO hide caption

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Jazz singer Tony Bennett and pop star Lady Gaga released their second duet album, Love for Sale, on Oct. 1. Larry Busacca/Getty Images for NARAS hide caption

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Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga's latest, and likely last, ring-a-ding

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American jazz pianist and composer Billy Taylor (1921 - 2010) at his home in New York City, 18th April 1991. (Photo by Barbara Alper/Getty Images) Barbara Alper/Getty Images hide caption

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The Urban Griot, Dr. Billy Taylor: A Centennial Celebration

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Rather than a heroic journey, the story at the center of Blanchard's opera is one of self-discovery, with an assured, tactile specificity which includes a boistrous fraternity step routine that opens Act III. Ken Howard/Met Opera hide caption

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Singer and rapper Lil Nas X's debut full-length Montero is on NPR Music's shortlist of the best new albums out on Sept. 17. Charlotte Rutherford/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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New Music Friday: The Top 8 Albums Out On Sept. 17

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Sometimes I Might Be Introvert, the latest full-length from British rapper Little Simz, tops our shortlist of the best albums out on Sept. 3. Nick Dale/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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New Music Friday: The Top 7 Albums Out On Sept. 3

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