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    Larry Coryell performs at The Jazz Kitchen in Indianapolis on May 23, 2015.

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    Mose Allison

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    Louis Armstrong was elected into the DownBeat Hall of Fame via the 1952 Readers Poll.

    DownBeat Hall of Fame

    Legends in jazz, blues and beyond can be elected into the DownBeat Hall of Fame by way of the annual Critics Poll…

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    Bobby Hutcherson (1941–2016) performs at Jazz at Lincoln Center in 2008.

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    T.S. Monk at home

    Growing Up Monk

    What’s it like to grow up the child of a famous father, the son of jazz royalty? What’s it like to share the name…

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    Freddy Cole

    Melody Man

    Freddy Cole is a singer and a pianist. Outside of a couple of showpieces he was compelled to compose by way of…

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    Cannonball Adderley

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    Albert Ayler

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    Benny Goodman

    From the Inside

    About 27 years have gone by since they danced in the aisles to the music of Benny Goodman and his band at the Paramount…

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    Lena Horne

    The Horne of Plenty

    Somewhere in the background, by the piano in the living room, Lennie Hayton sat with coffee in hand, filling the air…

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