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Lewis Porter is the author of acclaimed books on John Coltrane, Lester Young and jazz history, and has taught at institutions including Rutgers and the New School. He’s also a pianist whose latest albums are available on TIDAL: ‘Transcendent,’ a collaboration with virtuoso jazz-rock guitarist Ray Suhy; ‘Beauty and Mystery,’ with the all-star group of Terri Lyne Carrington, John Patitucci and Tia Fuller; and ‘Solo Piano.’
Understanding Bird

Understanding Bird

A century after his birth, the modern-jazz lodestar Charlie Parker remains an all-consuming yet continually misjudged influence.

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