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Brooklyn Blues Desmond Williams
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Den of Thieves
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Tuesday Wonderland Esbjörn Svensson
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Tuesday Wonderland
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Lively Chase Portastatic
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Who Loves the Sun
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Bone Chaos in the Castle Kaki King

Day-Lewis has won two leading-actor Oscars, for 1989's My Left Foot and for 2007's There Will Be Blood. Munawar Hosain/Getty hide caption

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Daniel Day-Lewis: 'Nine' Lives, One Way Of Living

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Roundalay Oscar Peterson, Oscar Peterson Trio et. al.
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Oscar Peterson Trio Plus One
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Head or Tails Booker T & The MG's
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Very Best of Booker T. and the MG's [Stax]
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Carla Bley stopped celebrating Christmas, but has tended a folder of favorite holiday music scores for many years. Klaus Muempher hide caption

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A Traditional Jazz Christmas, An Unlikely Source

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Orient Carnival the outernationalists

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General: U.S. Troops To Hit Taliban Hard In 2010

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Day's End DJ Krush & Kazufumi Kodama
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Zen
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SEPTEMBER 13 DEODATO
Every Day Aphrodesia
Batalla de Boyaca Monareta
Calling Envelope
All Blues Stanley Jordan
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State of Nature
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Each Day Bob Mintzer Big Band
Billie's Bounce Herb Ellis
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Texas Swings
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