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Wayne Shorter On Jazz: 'How Do You Rehearse The Unknown?'

Shorter says that in combos led by John Coltrane, Miles Davis and Art Blakey, he learned a crucial rule of being an effective bandleader: Leave the musicians alone.

Treasures In The Attic: Finding A Jazz Master's Lost Orchestral Music

The man who wrote "The Charleston" also had orchestral music played at Carnegie Hall. Baltimore Symphony conductor Marin Alsop retraces her detective work in uncovering lost symphonic works by jazz piano pioneer James P. Johnson.
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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, Feb. 1

 William Shakespeare and Fela Kuti were born centuries apart, but both men made a lasting impact on their art form. You can celebrate their legacies at two local theater productions. 


The dB's On World Cafe

Hear the power-pop band perform songs from its first album in 25 years and discuss its reunion.

Paying Tribute To Funk's 'Sugarfoot' Bonner

With his double neck guitar, big afro and flamboyant costumes, the late Leroy 'Sugarfoot' Bonner got people dancing with hits like, Love Rollercoaster. Host Michel Martin looks back at the life of the Ohio Players' front man and how his musical vision ushered in 70's funk.

A 'Special Edition' Box Set Of Jack DeJohnette And Band

A new four-CD set highlighting the music of the jazz keyboardist and drummer contains two discs that are gems and another two that have their moments.