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Plus: Wynton Marsalis airs symphonic ambitions and Andrew Cyrille receives his due.

Along with the latest by the Anat Fort Trio and Sam Newsome — and a 20-year-old stunner from Paul Bley, Gary Peacock and Paul Motian.

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Along with a previously unheard Stan Getz gem from 1961.

Erin Patrice O'Brien

Along with the latest from guitarist Will Sellenraad, keyboardist Romain Collin, and trombonist Kalia Vandever.

Silvia Saponaro

Along with new music by Ralph Peterson & The Messenger Legacy, the Mark Dresser Seven, and a supertrio of Dave Douglas, Uri Caine and Andrew Cyrille. 

Renata Raksha

Along with the latest by Kneebody and Sarathy Korwar.

Gabriel Bertogg

Along with Wadada Leo Smith’s salute to Rosa Parks, Wynton Marsalis’ soundtrack to Bolden, and Tom McDermott’s take on a Joplin rag.

Anna Yatskevich

Stretch your horizons this week in Take Five.

Siimon

The National Endowment for the Arts inducts its 2019 Jazz Masters on April 15.

In advance of the main event — a tribute concert at the Kennedy Center, which we’ll livestream here at WBGO — we’re celebrating the new class of honorees in Take Five.

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Along with saxophonist Michaël Attias and trombonist Joe Fiedler.

Arne Reimer

And a premiere by bassist André Carvalho, whom you should get to know.

Eric Ryan Anderson

Take Five looks to the earth and the sky, and covers a galactic range of style.

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This week’s Take Five is a supersize preview, featuring picks for Friday and Saturday nights. 

Peter Leng Xiong

New Year, New Music: The Winter Jazzfest kicks off this Friday, and Take Five has your Week One field guide.

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This week, WBGO announcers take over Take Five with 12 — wait, make that a baker’s dozen — favorite holiday tracks. 

George Lederer

We know it can be hard to shop for the jazz fan in your life. Especially in this day and age — when so much of our music arrives in digital form, or through a streaming service. So in this Holiday Gift Guide edition of Take Five I gathered 15 new releases, from throwback to ultramodern, that are well worth savoring as physical objects. 

Danny Clinch

Thanksgiving is here — and with it, five new reasons to be thankful.

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