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Why The 2016 Jazz Critics Poll Belongs To The Avant Gentry

Jazz critic Francis Davis says veteran musicians — particularly Wadada Leo Smith and Henry Threadgill — are making ...

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The 2016 NPR Music Jazz Critics Poll

Critic Francis Davis surveyed the jazz community to determine the best albums of the year. The winner has ...

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In Memoriam 2016

NPR Music remembers musicians — singers, songwriters, instrumentalists — and other visionaries we lost in 2016. Explore and ...

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Patti Wicks On Piano Jazz

Hear the pianist and singer join Marian McPartland for a duet version of “Body And Soul.”

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