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  • Jay Thomas: We Always Knew

    Jay Thomas: We Always Knew

    Legacy is a fleeting notion. It is incomprehensible in real time when a career hits high points, when certain doors open to quantitative opportunity. Jay Thomas can tell you a thing or two about that...

  • Ella Plays Dice

    Ella Plays Dice

    Ella Fitzgerald was eating a piece of pie when the police burst into her dressing room, guns drawn. Nearby, Dizzy Gillespie and saxophonist Illinois Jacquet were playing a game of...

  • Top 10 Moments in Jazz History

    Top 10 Moments in Jazz History

    10. In 1956, while in the throes of kicking his heroin addiction and late for a gig, Miles Davis picks up a small black snake that had wandered into his Missouri home and...

  • Tampere Jazz Happening 2018

    Tampere Jazz Happening 2018

    In Finland, as winter begins and the clocks change, the city of Tampere, a couple hours north of Helsinki, hosts its International Jazz Happening over a long weekend. The world comes to...

  • Meet Roy Hargrove

    Meet Roy Hargrove

    Yeah, with some cats. Especially cats like Ralph Moore. I like playing with Ralph. I remember the first time I played a gig with him was at The Willow, when I was going to Berklee....

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Pendulum

Flow Vertical

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Flow Vertical

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Bonafide

Christian McBride's New Jawn

Christian McBride
Christian McBride's...

Bonafide

Michael Dease
Bonafide

The Sky Above Her

Dave Allen
The Sky Above Her

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Harvey Sorgen / Joe...
Dreamstruck

Second Gathering

Abbey Rader West...
Second Gathering

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Coleman Hawkins
Coleman Hawkins

Coleman Hawkins single-handedly brought the saxophone to the prominence in jazz that the instrument enjoys. Before he hit the scene, jazz groups had little use for the instrument. One player (forgot... read more

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