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Ambrose Akinmusire’s ‘Origami Harvest’ Speaks To Our Moment Now And Beyond

The trumpeter and composer’s audacious, politically exigent and altogether astounding new album features a string quartet and the ...

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Rubén Blades Swings Big Band Jazz And Rumba On New Album

The iconic actor and musician teams with Jazz At Lincoln Center to sing big band swing tunes and ...

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Kamasi Washington Connects ‘Hub-Tones’ To Pan-African Ideology

Kamasi Washington’s mesmerizing take on the tune by trumpeter Freddie Hubbard gets an equally transcendental visual treatment.

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Mark de Clive-Lowe Takes Risks To Unlock His Creativity

Pianist and electronic DJ Mark de Clive-Lowe turns his mistakes into art by sampling his bandmates live in ...

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