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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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    In 2013, ECM reissued Charles Lloyd’s first five albums for the imprint—Fish Out Of Water, Notes From Big Sur, The Call, All My Relations and Canto—as a box set.

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    Guitarist Wes Montgomery plays at the Essex House Hotel in Indianapolis in 1959.

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    Sun Ra

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