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Meditating On The Healing Power Of Alice Coltrane's 'Journey In Satchidananda'

Musician and spiritual leader Alice Coltrane Turiyasangitananda released Journey In Satchidananda, the album that would become synonymous with her sound, in 1971.Echoes/Redfernshide caption

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Mike Reed: The World That I'm In
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Mike Reed: The World That I'm In

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Liz Magnes On Piano Jazz

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Liz Magnes On Piano Jazz

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Sense Of Place, South Africa: McCoy Mrubata

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Sense Of Place South Africa: McCoy Mrubata

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Fred Hersch And The Art Of Introspection
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Fred Hersch And The Art Of Introspection

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How Benny Goodman Orchestrated 'The Most Important Concert In Jazz History'

Clarinetist and band leader Benny Goodman, photographed in 1959, made history as the first musician to perform jazz with an integrated band in Carnegie Hall in 1938.Central Press/Getty Imageshide caption

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How Benny Goodman Orchestrated 'The Most Important Concert In Jazz History'

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Kat Edmonson Is Just An 'Old Fashioned Gal' In A Digital Age

Kat Edmonson's Old Fashioned Gal comes out April 27.Glynis Carpenter/Courtesy of the artisthide caption

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Kat Edmonson, 'Old Fashioned Gal'

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SFJAZZ Collective Plays Joe Henderson And More

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Behind The SFJAZZ Collective

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Home Cooking: The Philadelphia Jazz Organ Tradition In Concert

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The Jazz Organ Tradition In Philadelphia

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 A David Murray Double Bill

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The Many Sides Of David Murray

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Wayne Shorter: Artist In Residence At The Detroit Jazz Festival

Wayne Shorter performs at the 2017 Detroit Jazz Festival.Farrad Alihide caption

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Wayne Shorter: Artist In Residence At The Detroit Jazz Festival

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