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Forebears: The Mercurial And Majestic Dinah Washington

With technical mastery and endless style, Washington never sang the same song the same way twice. No singer ...

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Shocking Omissions: Mary Lou Williams’ Choral Masterpiece

The jazz composer and pianist wrote the devotional work after her conversion to Catholicism. For her long, endlessly ...

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On The Cusp Of His North American Tour, Herbie Hancock Is Still Hurtling Forward

Working with a new band and deep into the making of a new record with collaborator Terrace Martin, ...

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Patti Bown On Piano Jazz

Hear the pianist in the Quincy Jones Orchestra join host Marian McPartland for some swinging music and a ...

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