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Ahmad Jamal will release a new album, Marseille, on July 7. (Photo: Courtesy DL Media)

Q&A with Ahmad Jamal: Continuum of Influence

For nearly seven decades, the 86-year-old Ahmad Jamal has influenced generations of pianists, from Red Garland to Aaron Diehl. His profound piano style is an amalgam of Art…


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  • Web_Salvant_Diehl_National_Jazz_Museum_Harlem.JPGAaron Diehl (left) and Cécile McLorin Salvant perform at the National Jazz Museum of Harlem's annual benefit concert on June 14.
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  • Melissa_Aldana_Group_copy.jpgGlenn Zaleski (left), Melissa Aldana, Philip Dizack, Pablo Menares and Craig Weinrib perform at the San Francisco Jazz Festival on June 13.
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