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9:26 am
Thu November 1, 2012

5 New Directions In Jazz Evolution

For his debut album, drummer Henry Cole put together a band united under the umbrella of Afrobeat.
Marisol Diaz Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Mon November 5, 2012 9:03 am

For better or for worse, jazz has been in a constant state of change since the day it was born.

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JazzSet
9:24 am
Thu November 1, 2012

Benny Green Trio On JazzSet

Benny Green.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Wed December 12, 2012 3:17 pm

The pioneering pianist Thelonious Monk left behind a treasure trove of compositions. Onstage at the KC Jazz Club at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C., a current jazz treasure is here to play some of the best. Benny Green is on piano with Peter Washington on bass and Kenny Washington on drums.

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The Two-Way
9:05 am
Thu November 1, 2012

Bill Dees, Who Co-Wrote Roy Orbison's 'Oh Pretty Woman,' Dies

Bill Dees during his 2008 interview with NPR.
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Originally published on Thu November 1, 2012 9:43 am

  • Bill Dees on NPR in 2008

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All Songs Considered
5:18 pm
Wed October 31, 2012

The Best Of Moogfest 2012

Moogfest always draws a creative crowd. But the festival's proximity to Halloween inspires some fans to dress in unusual costumes.
Adam Kissick for NPR

Originally published on Thu November 1, 2012 3:01 pm

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Mountain Stage
4:08 pm
Wed October 31, 2012

Mollie O'Brien And Rich Moore On Mountain Stage

Mollie O'Brien and Rich Moore perform on Mountain Stage.
Brian Blauser Mountain Stage

Originally published on Thu July 4, 2013 6:47 am

Mollie O'Brien and Rich Moore appear here on Mountain Stage, recorded live on the campus of the North House Folk School in Grand Marais, Minn. Host Larry Groce says that of the nearly 2,000 guests who have appeared on the show, O'Brien is "perhaps the best singer we've ever had." This marks her 13th appearance on Mountain Stage, and her second alongside her partner in both music and life, guitarist and singer Rich Moore.

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