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First Listen: ‘The Ecstatic Music of Alice Coltrane Turiyasangitananda’

Stream a compilation of cosmically scaled, rarely heard sounds from a largely unheralded master.

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The Legacy Of The Jazz Epistles, South Africa’s Short-Lived But Historic Group

Hugh Masekela and Abdullah Ibrahim, two of the biggest stars to emerge from South Africa, achieved success independently. ...

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The Ella Fitzgerald Centennial: Our ‘First Lady Of Song’

Her incredible technical abilities were self-evident, but in front of a microphone, she radiated pure joy.

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Remembering Ella Fitzgerald, Who Made Great Songs Greater

On her 100th birthday, Tony Bennett, Cécile McLorin Salvant and others pay tribute to the woman whose voice ...

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