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Saxophone Stalwart Chris Potter Talks 'Aziza,' and His Own Imperfections, on The Checkout

Jazz super bands don't come together all that often — so when an ensemble like Aziza forms, take notice. Chris Potter, who joins us here on The Checkout, was the one who first brought together the formidable talents of bassist Dave Holland, guitarist Lionel Loueke, and drummer Eric Harland.

Saxophone Stalwart Chris Potter Talks 'Aziza,' and His Own Imperfections, on The Checkout

Dig the Funkier Side of Grant Green: Newly Discovered Recordings, on The Checkout

The guitarist Grant Green may have left us nearly 40 years ago, but his influence is still being felt today — and not only in jazz circles.

Dig the Funkier Side of Grant Green: Newly Discovered Recordings, on The Checkout

The Checkout Goes To Clarksdale, Mississippi On A Blues Pilgrimage

We know New Orleans is a top destination for those seeking to understand the roots of jazz. But there's another American city you should consider for a pilgrimage, to pay homage not only to jazz, but also the blues. That's Clarksdale, Mississippi.

Check Your Musical Pulse with 'Heart Tonic,' a New Album by Saxophonist Caroline Davis

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Check Your Musical Pulse with 'Heart Tonic,' a New Album by Saxophonist Caroline Davis

Illuminating Cecil Taylor with Pianist Jason Moran, on The Checkout

It's taken decades for Jason Moran to understand the artistry of Cecil Taylor, the brilliant American pianist who left us last Thursday , on April 5.

Samora Pinderhughes Premieres New Songs From His 'Venus' Project, on The Checkout

Samora Pinderhughes is the embodiment of a modern musician. A pianist and composer who dwells heavily in the jazz tradition, he also seeks out other forms of expression, most recently as a singer-songwriter.

Samora Pinderhughes Premieres New Songs From His 'Venus' Project, on The Checkout

Steal a Moment with Thiefs, A Jazz Ensemble That Grafts Itself to Hip-Hop, on The Checkout

What should jazz sound like in 2018? Keith Witty has some ideas. He's the bassist and co-leader of Thiefs, a band that blends hip-hop, electronic music and politically pointed spoken word.

Steal a Moment with Thiefs, A Jazz Ensemble That Grafts Itself to Hip-Hop, on The Checkout

The Cuban Pianist Omar Sosa Flows Across Musical Cultures, on The Checkout

If jazz is all about fluidity — in terms of cultural exchange, and convergences of style — that's a situation well suited to the Cuban artist Omar Sosa. His most recent Zen-like album even bears an aquaeous title, Transparent Water .

The Cuban Pianist Omar Sosa Flows Across Musical Cultures, on The Checkout

Experience the Zen of Saxophonist Hailey Niswanger, on The Checkout Live at Berklee

Hailey Niswanger has appeared in the Downbeat Critics Poll for five consecutive years as a rising star on alto and soprano saxophone. But this Brooklyn-based artist, now 28, says she still has plenty of room to grow.

Experience the Zen of Saxophonist Hailey Niswanger, on The Checkout Live at Berklee

Nubya Garcia Mixes Jazz with London's Soundsystem Culture, on The Checkout

One of the artists who left a mark at this year's Winter Jazzfest was newcomer Nubya Garcia. Get to know the firebrand saxophonist from the United Kingdom in another edition of My Music, on The Checkout.

Nubya Garcia Mixes Jazz with London's Soundsystem Culture, on The Checkout

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