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Keith Jarrett

Photo by Rose Anne Colavito

Pianist Keith Jarrett - letting the music happen. [34:27]

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Anthony Braxton

Photo by Carolyn Wachnicki

2014 NEA Jazz Master

Anthony Braxton may be considered avant garde but he embraces all musical traditions [40:50]

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Richard Davis playing bass

Photo by Ken Halfmann

2014 NEA Jazz Master

Bassist Richard Davis talks about his musical life outside of jazz -- working with folks like Van Morrison, Bruce Springsteen, Leonard Bernstein and Igor Stravinsky. [30:08]

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Richard Davis

Photo by Ken Halfmann

2014 NEA Jazz Master Richard Davis

One of the great bassists Richard Davis remembers a few of jazz musicians he's played with -- like Sun Ra, Ahmad Jamal, Sarah Vaughan, Elvin Jones, and Eric Dolphy.

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Jamey Aebersold

Photo by John Nation

2014 NEA Jazz Master

Musician and teacher Jamey Aebersold believes that anyone can improvise and he's developed the tools to show them how. [27:11]

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David Ivey

Photo by Allison Whitener

2013 National Heritage Fellow

Sacred Harp singer David Ivey both preserves the tradition and widens the circle. [32:47]

Music Festival

The 78th Old Fiddlers' Convention in Galax, Virginia. Where music happens on and off the stage. [32:13]

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Daisy Castro

Photo courtesy of the Castro Family

Gypsy Jazz Violinist

16 year-old Daisy Castro gets to the heart of gypsy jazz. [28:00]

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Robert Ward

Photo by Daniel Schwartz

Composer and 2011 NEA Opera Honoree

Toward the end of his life, Robert Ward discussed his remarkable career in music. [29:15]

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Antonio Sanchez. Photo by Justin Bettman

Photo by Justin Bettman

Drummer

Antonio Sanchez talks about the melody of jazz drumming and his new CD, New Life. [34:21]

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