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Musician and spiritual leader Alice Coltrane Turiyasangitananda released Journey In Satchidananda, the album that would become synonymous with her sound, in 1971. Echoes/Redferns hide caption

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Mike Reed: The World That I'm In

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Liz Magnes On Piano Jazz

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Sense Of Place South Africa: McCoy Mrubata

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Fred Hersch And The Art Of Introspection

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Clarinetist and band leader Benny Goodman, photographed in 1959, made history as the first musician to perform jazz with an integrated band in Carnegie Hall in 1938. Central Press/Getty Images hide caption

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How Benny Goodman Orchestrated 'The Most Important Concert In Jazz History'

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Kat Edmonson's Old Fashioned Gal comes out April 27. Glynis Carpenter/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Kat Edmonson, 'Old Fashioned Gal'

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Behind The SFJAZZ Collective

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The Jazz Organ Tradition In Philadelphia

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David Murray performs at Winter Jazzfest 2015. John Rogers for NPR hide caption

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The Many Sides Of David Murray

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Wayne Shorter performs at the 2017 Detroit Jazz Festival. Farrad Ali hide caption

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Wayne Shorter: Artist In Residence At The Detroit Jazz Festival

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This year, we bade farewell to avant-garde pioneer Muhal Richard Abrams. Michael Hoefner/Wikipedia hide caption

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'Jazz Night In America' Remembers Artists We Lost In 2017

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