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Gil Evans, Essential Jazz Arranger, At 100

Famous for his collaborations with Miles Davis, Evans brought orchestral colors and textures to jazz, and was a pioneer of the "cool" sound.

Days With Dizzy: Arturo Sandoval On His Trumpet Mentor

The Cuban trumpeter first met Dizzy Gillespie in 1977, when the American jazzman came to Havana to play a concert. It was the start of a friendship that would last until Gillespie's death in 1993.

Roman Totenberg: A Musical Life Remembered

NPR's Nina Totenberg recalls her late father's mastery of music, as well as his love of life.

Polica On World Cafe

Hear the band, known for their interesting take on autotune, play songs from their debut album Give Up The Ghost.

Paul Thorn: Music From The Margins

A former boxer and factory worker, Thorn says his music has always focused on "people of meager means." His newest album, a collection of covers by a motley selection of songwriters, is no different.

Allo Darlin' On World Cafe

The band, known for charming four-part vocal harmonies, plays songs from its second album, Europe.