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Eddie Gomez On Piano Jazz

NPR | June 23, 2017 1:25 p.m.

The Grammy-winning bassist's sense of swing shines through on this session with Marian McPartland, who joins in on "My Foolish Heart" and "All Of You."

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Still Dreaming: Joshua Redman's Tribute To A Tribute

WBGO+JAZZ.org | June 22, 2017 7:04 a.m.

The saxophonist opens up about the legacy of his father, Dewey Redman, and performs with Still Dreaming — his own nod to the quartet his dad once helped convene as an homage to Ornette Coleman.

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Newly Uncovered Recordings Find Thelonious Monk In His Prime

NPR | June 20, 2017 3:15 p.m.

Released for the first time this year, Monk's spirited musical contributions to the 1959 French film Les Liaisons Dangereuses expand listeners' understanding of his creative genius.

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LeeAnn Ledgerwood On Piano Jazz

NPR | June 16, 2017 6:24 a.m.

The Berklee-trained pianist joins her mentor Marian McPartland for a session that includes their duo version of "Broadway."

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After 7 Decades, Sonny Rollins Can't Get Music Off His Mind

NPR | June 13, 2017 1:32 p.m.

The legendary saxophonist, who recently donated his personal archives, speaks with Christian McBride and Audie Cornish about improvisation, innovation, mentorship and legacy.

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Nat Hentoff On Piano Jazz

NPR | June 9, 2017 1:37 p.m.

Host Marian McPartland honors the prolific jazz critic by performing a "Portrait Of Nat Hentoff" in this 2006 broadcast.

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Jack London Revue Aims To Curate Diverse Range Of Music With Jazz As Foundation

KMHD Jazz Radio | June 9, 2017 11:55 a.m.

As 2017 began, innumerable music lovers and musicians alike lamented the loss of both Jimmy Mak and his storied venue for jazz.  Downtown Portland has a new venue for jazz called The Jack London Revue.

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Gary Burton: Retiring The Mallets

WBGO+JAZZ.org | June 9, 2017 7:51 a.m.

The vibraphonist announced his retirement at 74 with little warning. Still in possession of his quicksilver fluidity and deep intuition, he spoke with Jazz Night during his farewell tour.

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In A Lost Concert, Jaco Pastorius Sounded The Rhythm Of The City

NPR | June 3, 2017 1:20 p.m.

In 1982, NPR's Jazz Alive! recorded a big-band performance led by the inventive bassist at New York's Avery Fisher Hall. Engineer Paul Blakemore has remastered the tapes for a new album.

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Joyce DiCamillo On Piano Jazz

NPR | June 2, 2017 10:56 a.m.

The veteran pianist, composer and educator duets with host Marian McPartland on for a rousing rendition of "Falling in Love with Love."