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    Courtney Pine didn't pick up his beloved tenor saxophone for more than a decade, until an album exploring the black British experience demanded it. The multi-instrumentalist eschewed the horn on...

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    Even the most avowed John Coltrane disciples among us would admit to grappling with some of the albums he released in the couple of years before his death—the likes of Ascension, Sun Ship and Om...

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For the Love of You

Jacques Lesure
For the Love of You

Recent Developments

Harris Eisenstadt
Recent Developments

Love, Gloom, Cash, Love

Herbie Nichols
Love, Gloom, Cash,...

Triple Double

Tomas Fujiwara
Triple Double

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Dizzy Gillespie
Dizzy Gillespie

John Birks "Dizzy" Gillespie, along with Charlie Parker, ushered in the era of Be-Bop in the American jazz tradition. He was born Cheraw, South Carolina, and was the youngest of nine children. He began... read more

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