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The Artistic Duality Of Drummer Mark Guiliana

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Explore two sides of Mark Guiliana's creative brain, with two different sounding bands, from two hemispheres of the globe: The Mark Guiliana Jazz Quartet from Amsterdam and Beat Music from Brooklyn.

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Good Gracious! Words Of Wisdom And Soulful Reflection From 'Sweet Papa' Lou Donaldson

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Host Christian McBride sits down with saxophonist Lou Donaldson to talk about Lou's life as a performer, his thoughts on jazz today and how hip-hop brought new ears to his music.

Good Gracious! Words Of Wisdom And Soulful Reflection From 'Sweet Papa' Lou Donaldson

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The Lush Life Of Billy Strayhorn

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The composer was remarkable not only for his harmonically rich collaborations with Duke Ellington, but for living as an openly gay black man in the 1940s.

The Lush Life Of Billy Strayhorn

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Turtle Island Quartet Joins Cyrus Chestnut With Global Gospel Offering

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Watch Carry Me Home, a program from Turtle Island, the hardest working string quartet in jazz, and their latest collaborator, pianist Cyrus Chestnut.

Turtle Island Quartet Joins Cyrus Chestnut With Global Gospel Offering

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ECM At Big Ears: A Boundless Label Meets A Broadminded Festival

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We head to the Big Ears Festival in Knoxville for the 50th anniversary of ECM Records. Hear three riveting performances by Carla Bley, Avishai Cohen and Nik Bärtsch's Ronin.

ECM At Big Ears: A Boundless Label Meets A Broadminded Festival

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Cleveland's Joe Lovano Comes Home

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Every December, saxophonist Joe Lovano travels home to Cleveland to throw himself a birthday concert. We hear tales of Lovano family lore, and a get a slice of his musical past and present.

Cleveland's Joe Lovano Comes Home

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Catherine Russell: Sunny Side Of The Street

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More than 30 years ago, Sy Oliver arranged a book of music for female vocal trio, for one concert only. The singer Catherine Russell unearths those arrangements at Jazz At Lincoln Center.

Catherine Russell: Sunny Side Of The Street

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Women To Watch: 3 Young Jazz Artists You Need To Know

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Alto saxophonist Lakecia Benjamin, tenor saxophonist María Grand and vocalist and flutist Melanie Charles each talk about their artistic process.

Women To Watch: 3 Young Jazz Artists You Need To Know

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Gary Burton: Retiring The Mallets

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The vibraphonist announced his retirement at 74 with little warning. Still in possession of his quicksilver fluidity and deep intuition, he spoke with Jazz Night during his farewell tour.

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Dee Dee Bridgewater: Fearless And Free

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In words as well as music, hear how seriously Bridgewater takes her role as a music mentor and how it connects to her own experience in the jazz lineage.

Dee Dee Bridgewater: Fearless And Free

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Muldrow Meets Mingus

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Vocalist and producer Georgia Anne Muldrow's interpretive tribute to Charles Mingus aligns with the Afrocentric current that flows through underground hip-hop, avant-R&B and psychedelic soul.

Muldrow Meets Mingus

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No Man's Band: All-Female Jazz Orchestras Then and Now

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The DIVA Jazz Orchestra celebrates 25 years, and one of the last surviving members of the International Sweethearts of Rhythm reflects on the legacies of all-female big bands.

No Man's Band: All-Female Jazz Orchestras Then and Now

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Marian McPartland: A Centennial Celebration

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No jazz musician has ever been heard more on public radio than the late Marian McPartland. But for all her ubiquity, how well did we really know her?

Marian McPartland: A Centennial Celebration

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Makaya McCraven: The Brain Behind The Mind-Bending Beats

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Drummer/producer Makaya McCraven creates beat-driven jazz with post-production wizardry.

Makaya McCraven: The Brain Behind The Mind-Bending Beats

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Oscar-Nominated Terence Blanchard On 30 Years Of Jazz And Film Scoring For Spike Lee

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Trumpeter Terence Blanchard has career spanning three decades in both jazz and film scoring. We dive into his work with Spike Lee, his E-Collective band and a new commission.

Oscar-Nominated Terence Blanchard On 30 Years Of Jazz And Film Scoring For Spike Lee

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Crosscurrents: Converging Jazz And Indian Classical Music

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Explore the influence of Indian music on the jazz and rock scenes of the '60s with tabla virtuoso Zakir Hussain, prolific bassist Dave Holland and their international ensemble, Crosscurrents.

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The GroundUP Music Festival Brings Even More Heat to Miami

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GroundUP is unlike any other musical event. Lines blur between artist and fan, and spill onto Miami Beach. Hear a jazz sampler from the 2018 line-up.

The GroundUP Music Festival Brings Even More Heat to Miami

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A Reunion Of Brotherly Love: Joey DeFrancesco Traces His Roots

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Christian McBride interviews one of his oldest friends, organist Joey DeFrancesco, in their hometown of Philadelphia.

A Reunion Of Brotherly Love: Joey DeFrancesco Traces His Roots

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'Jazz Night In America' Remembers Artists We Lost In 2018

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Friends of the show offer memories and music of pianist Cecil Taylor, Village Vanguard owner Lorraine Gordon, South African trumpeter Hugh Masekela and trumpeter Roy Hargrove.

'Jazz Night In America' Remembers Artists We Lost In 2018

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Big Band Holiday Cheer With The Jazz At Lincoln Center Orchestra

Listen to your favorite holiday classics from the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with guest vocalist Catherine Russell, recorded live in New York City at Jazz at Lincoln Center.

Big Band Holiday Cheer With The Jazz At Lincoln Center Orchestra

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At 80, Saxophonist Charles Lloyd Finds Enlightenment in the Groove

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In this episode of Jazz Night in America, we get a taste of Lloyd's collaboration with Lucinda Williams, along with choice moments from his recent appearances at Lincoln Center.

At 80, Saxophonist Charles Lloyd Finds Enlightenment in the Groove

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Women In Jazz? For Artemis, It's Bigger Than A Cause

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The "all-female" framework is both integral to the jazz supergroup Artemis and somehow beside the point.

Women In Jazz? For Artemis, It's Bigger Than A Cause

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