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The Dozens

Early Django

Django Reinhardt by Suzanne Cerny

Thomas Cunniffe looks back at the early career of the great gypsy guitarist Django Reinhardt, and highlights twelve essential performances.

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New Orleans: 100 Tracks

New Orleans Second Line by Bob Graham

Editor Ted Gioia and a dozen writers present a survey of the history of New Orleans music in 100 tracks. In part one we cover 1848-1956.

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Steve Coleman on Bird

Charlie Parker by Merryl Jaye

Steve Coleman provides an in-depth analysis of key recordings by the pioneering altoist in this Guest Artist Dozens, edited by Ted Panken.

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Essential Bill Frisell

Bill Frisell by Michael Wilson

Jazz.com's Eric Novod surveys the career of guitarist Bill Frisell, and highlights twelve essential tracks covering a quarter of a century of music-making.

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Interview

Terence Blanchard

Terence Blanchard by Jenny Bagert

Grammy Award winning trumpeter Terence Blanchard is a much-admired jazz soloist and composer. Blanchard talks with Ted Panken.

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Interview

Keith Jarrett

Keith Jarrett by Rose Anne Jarrett

Keith Jarrett is a defining figure in music, setting the mark as a solo pianist, composer, leader and classical pianist. He talks with Stuart Nicholson.

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The Young Lionesses

Women in Jazz

Who are the future female stars of jazz? S. Victor Aaron surveys the scene and highlights ten promising young talents you need to hear.

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The Dozens

Maria Schneider on Gil Evans

Gil Evans by Suzanne Cerny

Award-winning composer Maria Schneider picks 12 essential tracks by Gil Evans in this edition of Guest Artist Dozens, edited by Ted Panken.

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Moran Picks Byard

Jaki Byard by Suzanne Cerny based on a photo by Brian McMillen

Jason Moran surveys the career of pianist Jaki Byard and highlights 12 essential tracks in this Guest Artist Dozens edited by Ted Panken.

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Lester Young at 100

Lester Young by Merryl Jaye

In honor of tenor sax legend Lester Young's 100th birthday, Michael J. West highlights twelve historic tracks in this installment of The Dozens.

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OctoJAZZarians

Buddy DeFranco

Buddy DeFranco by Suzanne Cerny

During a 70 year career, clarinetist Buddy DeFranco has played with the legends, and forged one of his own. He talks with arnold jay smith.

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Interview

Roy Hargrove

Roy Hargrove by Jos Knaepen

Grammy Award winner Roy Hargrove is one of the most admired and emulated musicians in jazz. The trumpeter talks with Ted Panken.

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