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    Andy Milne is fascinated by the connections among medical science, music and healing.

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    On a series of recent and upcoming projects, keyboardist John Medeski explores musical relationships that, in some cases, stretch back decades.

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    Aruán Ortiz (left), Andrew Cyrille and Mauricio Herrera perform together on Inside Rhythmic Falls (Intakt).

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    Lakecia Benjamin’s latest album features compositions by Alice Coltrane and John Coltrane.

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    Hal Galper didn’t recognize his own playing when he first heard the recording of The Zone: Live At The Yardbird Suite.

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    Over the course of his career, Pat Metheny has edged closer to the orchestral vision reflected on his latest release, From This Place.

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    Despite pianist Fred Hersch’s onstage composure, when he plays, there’s always something intensely personal stirring just below the surface.

    Fred Hersch Trio Commands the Room

    The box set The Fred Hersch Trio: 10 Years/6 Discs captures a landmark ensemble in the studio, on the road and at its…

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    ​Vocalist Nona Hendryx performs Feb. 29 during Nona Hendryx and Disciples of Sun Ra in the Temple, an event celebrating the bandleader and keyboardist, which was held in the Sackler Wing of New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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    Kurt Elling’s latest recording finds the vocalist collaborating with pianist Danilo Pérez. Secrets Are The Best Stories (Edition) is set for release April 3.

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    Ted Nash conducts the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra during a presentation of Transformation with Glenn Close and Ted Nash.

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    Clarinetist Oran Etkin teaches children about instruments and songs from around the world.

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    Pianist Carmen Staaf leads a trio on Woodland, an album that’s included as part of Newvelle Records’ fifth season of high-end LP releases.

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    Saxophonists Samuel Blais (left), Donny McCaslin, David Binney and Dave Liebman make up the Four Visions Saxophone Quartet, a group that can trace its lineage back to jazz and the work of classical saxophonist Marcel Mule.

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    Pianists Chick Corea (left) and Chucho Valdés (foreground) perform during their first duo concert on Nov. 15 in the Rose Theater at Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York.

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    Egberto Gismonti flew to New York from his home in Brazil for ECM Records at 50, a Nov. 1 and 2 celebration of the imprint at Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York.

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    French violinist Théo Ceccaldi performs with his ensemble, Freaks, during the Belgrade Jazz Festival, which ran Oct. 21-28 in the Serbian capital.

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    Adam Rudolph conducts the Go: Organic Orchestra at New York’s Rubin Museum of Art.

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    Terence Blanchard performs at the Belgrade Jazz Festival in 2009.

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    Céline Rudolph, shown here with collaborator Lionel Loueke, says her upbringing readied her to embrace a global vision of music.

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    Kenny Barron will release a three-disc set of duets with the late Mulgrew Miller on Oct. 18. The 76-year-old pianist and bandleader also has a trio project in the works with bassist Dave Holland and drummer Johnathan Blake.

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    Jazzmeia Horn’s begun writing a follow-up to her recently released album Love And Liberation and also started work on a book of poetry.

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    Sara Gazarek delves into self-reflection for Thirsty Ghost.

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    Bassist Michael Janisch helms Whirlwind Records and is set to release his latest leader date, Worlds Collide.

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    Mark Walker’s new leader album is titled You Get What You Give.

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    Sam Rivers (1923–2011)

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    Vocalist Sara Serpa’s work has explored how past events influence current human behavior.

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    James Francies arranged a version of Rufus’ “Ain’t Nobody” for his debut album, which was met with approval from the song’s original singer, Chaka Khan.

    A New Golden Age Of Pianists

    Jazz pianism today stands at an apex.

    There have been other moments in the music’s history when innovation rushed…

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    Drummer Andrew Cyrille (left), dancer Beatrice Capote and cellist Tomeka Reid perform June 11 during the 2019 Vision Festival at Brooklyn venue Roulette.

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    Bassist and bandleader Linda May Han Oh calls Aventurine her most ambitious compositional work to date.

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    Antonio Sánchez opens his latest album, Lines In The Sand, with a disturbing ontage of sirens and voices.

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    Guitarist and composer Hedvig Mollestad debuts a commission at the Vossa Jazz Festival, in Voss, Norway, on April 13.

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    Following a fire in her Rio de Janeiro home, improvising vocalist Claudia Villela has found a renewed interest in releasing music.

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    Saxophonist Charles McPherson performs with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra at the Rose Theater in New York on April 5 during “McCoy Tyner and Charles McPherson at 80,” a tribute to the two jazz luminaries.

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    At age 14, drummer Allison Miller performed at Blues Alley in Washington D.C. with guitarist Charlie Byrd.

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    Ingrid Jensen stands for a solo during a Feb. 15 performance of the Christine Jensen Jazz Orchestra at St. Mark’s Anglican Church in Niagara-On-The-Lake, Ontario, during the second Oscar Peterson International Jazz Festival.

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    “There are plenty of guys who would vote for a woman president before hiring a woman in their band,” Terri Lyne Carrington said.

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    The Bowman Trio

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    Hawk Eyes serves as a chronicle of Sanah Kadoura’s recuperation from traumatic brain injury.

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    Camille Thurman’s latest release, Waiting For The Sunrise (Chesky), was issued in August.

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    French native Stéphane Spira is based in New York City.

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    JFA Executive Director Wendy Oxenhorn and actor Rosie Perez

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    Bassist Adi Meyerson’s leader debut is titled Where We Stand.

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    Walter Gwardyak is the music director and pianist for the New England Jazz Ensemble.

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    Bassist Corcoran Holt has worked with such icons as Benny Golson, Steve Turre and Jimmy Cobb.

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    French saxophonist Émile Parisien recently issued Sfumato Live In Marciac on the ACT imprint.

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    Jure Pukl (left), Melissa Aldana, Joe Sanders and Greg Hutchinson perform on Doubtless.

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    Scott Reeves Jazz Orchestra recently issued Without A Trace on Origin.

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    After taking part in a discussion on gender and jazz, pianist Monika Herzig’s SHEroes ensemble performed April 4 at The New School in New York.


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