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​Kenny Werner

Kenny Werner’s Continuous Pursuit of Piano Mastery

On a warm June evening, a small crowd of clean-cut young adults stood in front of the Manhattan jazz club Iridium taking pictures. Dressed in identical red T-shirts that announced…


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    Pianist Teddy Wilson (1912–1986)

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    Pianist and bandleader Lynne Arriale once told a journalist: “Jazz should not be only for jazz lovers.”

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    Randy Weston at The New School in New York

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    Eric Dolphy (1928–1964)

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    Jack Bruce (1943-2014) continued playing jazz and blues while performing in Cream during the 1960s.

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    Bassist William Parker is reaching an audience beyond the commercially restrictive categorization he refers to as the “avant-garde ghetto.”

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    In addition to making significant contributions to the jazz canon’s batch of standards, saxophonist Benny Golson appeared in a pair of films and was photographed in “A Great Day In Harlem.”

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    Marian McPartland and Mary Lou Williams in 1978, about 14 years after the two spoke for “Mary Lou Williams: Into The Sun,” which originally was published in DownBeat on Aug. 27, 1964.

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    Tomasz Stańko

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    At 25 years old, bassist Esperanza Spalding wasn’t overly concerned with marketability.

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