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Radical Imagination: Jazz And Social Justice

WBGO+JAZZ.org | Jan. 19, 2017 12:39 p.m.

Samora Pinderhughes' The Transformations Suite was inspired by African-American protest movements.

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'It's Better To Be An Outsider': Wolfgang Muthspiel's Global Guitar Odyssey

NPR | Jan. 14, 2017 6:17 a.m.

One of the most respected jazz guitarists working today, the Austrian musician has spent his career straddling borders, be they sonic or geographic.

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Jeannie Cheatham On Piano Jazz

NPR | Jan. 13, 2017 1:29 p.m.

The pianist and singer joins Marian McPartland for a duet version of "Perdido" in a 1989 session.

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Songs We Love: Keyon Harrold, 'Stay This Way (Feat. Bilal & Big K.R.I.T.)'

NPR | Jan. 9, 2017 6:56 a.m.

The jazz trumpeter asks whether euphoric moments are meant to last.

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Jazz Night in (Latin) America

KMHD Jazz Radio | Jan. 3, 2017 2:48 p.m.

Pianist Danilo Perez explores the Panama Jazz Festival. 

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In Memoriam 2016

NPR | Dec. 31, 2016 9:01 a.m.

NPR Music remembers notable musicians and creative forces who passed away in 2016.

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Loston Harris On Piano Jazz

NPR | Dec. 30, 2016 8:45 a.m.

The singer and pianist performs "Do Nothing 'Til You Hear From Me" with host Marian McPartland.

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'Music Was Always The Escape': Omar Kamal On Shaping His Artistic Identity

NPR | Dec. 29, 2016 7:33 a.m.

The Palestinian jazz crooner was 8 years old at the start of the Second Intifada.

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Looking Back To Move Forward: Celebrating Jazz Artists We Lost in 2016

WBGO+JAZZ.org | Dec. 28, 2016 11:06 a.m.

Jazz lost great players in 2016 including Bobby Hutcherson, Toots Thielemans and Victor Bailey.

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Songs We Love: Naqsh Duo, 'Parlando'

NPR | Dec. 28, 2016 6 a.m.

Borrowing from Persian music and American jazz, two Iranian women create a singular sound.