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Take Five: A Weekly Jazz Sampler

Meklit Hadero is based in the San Francisco Bay area, a two-hour drive north of Monterey. Rus Anson/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Rus Anson/Courtesy of the artist

The quartet Garage a Trois. Michael Weintrob/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Michael Weintrob/Courtesy of the artist

Jack DeJohnette will perform at the 2012 Newport Jazz Festival — just a few days before he turns 70. Chris Griffith/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Chris Griffith/Courtesy of the artist

Wayne Shorter's 2003 album Alegria finds the saxophonist and composer matching his quartet with orchestral textures. Thomas Dorn/Verve Records hide caption

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Thomas Dorn/Verve Records

Gary Bartz performs at the 1973 Montreux Jazz Festival. The saxophonist is often cited as a messenger of black empowerment in music. David Redfern/Redferns hide caption

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