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MUSICIANS ON THIS PAGE: REGINA CARTER * BILL EVANS * BILLIE HOLIDAY * ELLA FITZGERALD * DUKE ELLINGTON * JOE ZAWINUL * GARY BURTON * MCCOY TYNER * JOHN SANTOS * ARVE HENRIKSON * LOUIS ARMSTRONG * KEITH JARRETT * LAGE LUND * ELIANE ELIAS

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Jazz violinist extraordinaire Regina Carter’s band Reverse Thread performs an African-influenced song:

Here Carter plays a country classic written by Gram Parsons:


Great pianist:

Playlist of classic duet album with Jim Hall on guitar:

2-hour playlist of Evans songs:

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Classic jazz meets social commentary:

Another song by Miss Holiday:

Holiday’s recordings with Lester Young have often been rated as her best singing. Playlist of 64 songs where they played together:


An equally great  (and totally different) singer:

Ella with just a pianist (Ellis Larkin) and her voice at its peak. Playlist of 41 songs:


The jazz immortal Ellington, greatest composer in jazz history:

Ellington in a quieter mood with Rufus Jones on drums and John Lamb on bass:

Playlist of 75 songs of Ellington in peak form, The Blanton-Webster Band:

Playlist of 98 Ellington hits:


Composer and synthesizer player (formerly of Weather Report) was a giant in Jazz and World Music:

Playlist of 21 songs by Joe Zawinul Syndicate:

His last project was with the Absolute Ensemble. This a playlist of that entire album:


Entire Burton album of Duster (with Larry Coryell):

Gary Burton, vibes; Mick Goodrick & Pat Metheny, guitar; Steve Swallow, bass; Bob Moses, drums:

Music of Astor Piannolla performed by Gary Burton with three quintet members – Pablo Ziegler on piano, Héctor Console on bass, and Fernando Suárez Paz on violín – along with Ricardo Lew on guitar and Marcelo Nisinman on bandoneón.and others. Recorded in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in May 2009:

With Julian Lage, guitar:


Playlist of the entire album Machete featuring John Santos:

Giovanni Hidalgo (on left) and John Santos (on right) playing congas in the LP studio:

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Arve Henriksen (trumpet) & Bill Frisell (guitar) perform Joni Mitchell’s  “Both Sides Now”:


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A couple of Armstrong’s early classics (when he was a Jazz titan on trumpet):



Another great pianist, Keith Jarrett:



Playlist of newest album by Norwegian guitarist:


Brazilian-American jazz pianist/singer performs the Doors’ “Light My Fire”:

Steps Ahead personnel in 2016: Mike Mainieri – vibraphone; Eliane Elias – piano; Donny McCaslin – tenor sax; Marc Johnson – double bass; Billy Kilson – drums:

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