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The Beat Goes on with 'Kerouac on Record'

These essays explore the connection between Kerouac and the music he loved -- Charlie Parker, Lee Konitz, Chet Baker, Miles Davis and others -- and the musicians who loved him, in turn.

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The Quintet: Jazz at Massey Hall

Arguing for something's current cultural relevance is worthless anymore. But sitting down and putting on a great album is not. Welcome to the latest pressing of The Quintet: Jazz at Massey Hall.

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The Top 10 Jazz Tunes For People Who Don't Like Jazz

While jazz’s complexity cannot be denied, much of the music remains accessible to all. The trick is just finding the right tunes and artists, those who have a universal appeal beyond the scope of the typical, admittedly somewhat limited, jazz audience.

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Enrico Rava Quintet: Tribe

Rava exemplifies Italian jazz.The blues, swing, and free improvisation are in his sound, but so are Italian folk songs, popular music, and opera.

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'Masters of American Music': Come, Be Dazzled By Jazz

Bird, The Divine One, Monk and Lady Day are just the icing on the cake of this fantastic DVD boxset.

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Follow Your Heart: Moving with the Giants of Jazz, Swing, and Rhythm and Blues by Joe Evans

It's fun discovering that Jackie Wilson used to be a prizefighter or imagining band members waking up a drugged-out Charlie Parker right before his solo.

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Roy Haynes: A Life in Time: The Roy Haynes Story

Highlights from the jazz drummer's six-decade career grace this three-CD/one-DVD retrospective, including performances with Charlie Parker, Miles Davis, John Coltrane, and Sarah Vaughan.

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