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Sketches of pain: Miles high

Despite onscreen flashes of genius, this vile, violent depiction of Davis feeds into the worst stereotypes white racists have about African-American people.

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“Detroit Jazz City”: New CD celebrates the Motor City

Music enthusiasts may rarely think of Detroit when it comes to jazz ... but a new CD might change that. 

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The life of jazz great Will Connell to be celebrated in New York City

The four-day program is called the "Will Connell Memorial Week: Celebrating the Life and Music of the Heart and Soul of Downtown."

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Hugh Masekela: 75th birthday celebration tour

South African trumpeter and activist Hugh Masekela has entertained audiences with his special blend of jazz and world music for over 50 years.

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"Liberation Music": Defining an era of protest through jazz

The music is representative of the free style era that bore it, but there is nothing obsolete about this compilation. It illuminate a period when musical expression played an important role in progressive politics.

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Jazz great Dave Brubeck dies at 91

Brubeck was one of the most active and popular musicians in both the jazz and classical worlds.