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The jazz giant reflects on his decision to release a sprawl of writings, recordings and other material to the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, in his old neighborhood of Harlem.
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In 1982, NPR’s Jazz Alive! recorded a big-band performance led by the inventive bassist at New York’s Avery Fisher Hall. Engineer Paul Blakemore has remastered the tapes for a new album.
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The Grammy award-winning trumpeter and composer joins Marian McPartland to perform standards like “I Thought About You” with bassist Gary Mazzaroppi.
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Some unearthed recordings from this musician-turned-spiritual-leader reveal the many layers of Alice Coltrane’s artistic — and personal — identity.
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The versatile, knowledgeable vocalist joins Marian McPartland for a set of Duke Ellington and Gershwin tunes.
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The spirited band performs a cut from its Cuba-inspired new album, So It Is, live at Apogee Studio in Santa Monica, Calif.
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