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Ahmad Jamal, photographed during the Marciac Jazz Festival on Aug. 3, 2016 in Marciac, France. Remy Gabalda/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Influential jazz pianist Ahmad Jamal has released a pair of archival albums

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The best music of September includes releases from (top left, clockwise) Björk, Makaya McCraven, Sudan Archives, Alex G and Tyler Childers. Courtesy of the artists hide caption

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NPR's favorite music of September, from untraditional gospel to mushroom music

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Dancer Calvin "Cal" Hunt during rehearsals for Tyshawn Sorey's Monochromatic Light (Afterlife) at the Park Avenue Armory on Sept. 24, 2022. Laylah Amatullah Barrayn for NPR hide caption

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With In These Times, Makaya McCraven has perfected a method in which he weaves jazz improvisation and hip-hop recording techniques together with sensitivity that masks an obsessive attention to detail. Sulyiman Stokes/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Beth Orton's new record, Weather Alive, finds the singer taking control of her own sound. Eliot Lee Hazel/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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New Music Friday: The best releases out Sept. 23

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"I remember there was a river next to the hotel, or across the street. And I walked along that," Keith Jarrett says of the tour stop captured on Bordeaux Concert. "That's what I remember." Daniela Yohannes/ECM Records hide caption

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Samara Joy performs at the 2022 Newport Jazz Festival, which spanned from July 29 to July 31, in Newport, R.I. Ozier Muhammad for NPR hide caption

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Theo Croker performs at Jacksonville Jazz Festival, October 1, 2021 Kim Reed/Courtesy of Artist hide caption

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Jazz renegade Theo Croker returns to his Jacksonville roots

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Norah Jones in a 2002 portrait to promote Come Away With Me. Lourdes Delgado hide caption

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Norah Jones reflects on 20 years of 'Come Away With Me'

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