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At The Helm: Harold Mabern, Stalwart Accompanist, At 82

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At The Helm: Harold Mabern, Stalwart Accompanist, At 82

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Barbara Cook On Piano Jazz

Barbara Cook performs at the 2014 New York Festival of Song at Carnegie Hall on April 28, 2014 in New York City.Laura Cavanaugh/Getty Imageshide caption

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Barbara Cook On Piano Jazz

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Nellie McKay's Smoldering Voice Takes On Standards Like 'My Romance'

Nellie McKay's Sister Orchid is out now on Palmetto.Shervin Lainez/Courtesy of the artisthide caption

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Nellie McKay's Smoldering Voice Takes On Standards Like 'My Romance'

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Harry 'Sweets' Edison On Piano Jazz

American jazz trumpeter Harry 'Sweets' Edison performs in 1991.David Redfern/Getty Imageshide caption

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Harry 'Sweets' Edison On Piano Jazz

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Virginia Mayhew On Piano Jazz
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Virginia Mayhew On Piano Jazz

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The Bad Plus: The Band That Never Stops

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The Bad Plus: The Band That Never Stops

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Van Morrison And Joey DeFrancesco Make A Lethal Addition To An Old Canon

It's the wonder of encore career wonders: On You're Driving Me Crazy, Van Morrison sounds sharp as ever working with Joey DeFrancesco's hard-swinging group.Richard Wade/Courtesy of the artisthide caption

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Van Morrison And Joey DeFrancesco Make A Lethal Addition To An Old Canon

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Jazz Giants Take The Stage At The NEA Jazz Masters Listening Party

Joanne Brackeen and Jason Moran at NPR's Studio One in Washington, D.C.Eric Lee/NPRhide caption

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Jazz Giants Take The Stage At The NEA Jazz Masters Listening Party

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Eliane Elias On Piano Jazz

This 1988 episode of Piano Jazz features Brazilian pianist, composer, and vocalist Eliane Elias.Courtesy of the artisthide caption

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Eliane Elias On Piano Jazz

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A Map To The Line, And How Not To Cross It: A Code Of Conduct For The Performing Arts

Some of the members of the We Have Voice Collective, the authors of a new code of conduct for preventing harassment in performing arts spaces. Front row, seated (left to right): Linda May Han Oh, Jen Shyu, Sara Serpa. Back row, standing (left to right): Imani Uzuri, María Grand, Terri Lyne Carrington, Fay Victor.Jacob Blickenstaffhide caption

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Chick Corea On World Cafe

Chick Corea with World Cafe host Talia Schlanger inside a rehearsal room at Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York City.Dan Muse/Courtesy of the artisthide caption

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Chick Corea On World Cafe

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As Cuba Changes, Orquesta Akokán Revives The Golden Age Of Mambo

The members of Orquesta Akokán hail from both Cuba and the U.S., assembled by vocalist and composer José "Pepito" Gómez. They recorded their debut album live to tape in just three days.Adrien H. Tillmann/Courtesy of the artisthide caption

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As Cuba Changes, Orquesta Akokán Revives The Golden Age Of Mambo

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Cleo Brown On Piano Jazz

Cleo Brown on the cover of Here Comes Cleo.Courtesy of the artisthide caption

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Cleo Brown On Piano Jazz

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