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October 29, 2014 | WBGO+JAZZ.org · Trumpeter Wallace Roney played Davis' understudy for many years. So it was fitting when he resurrected a long-lost orchestral composition that Wayne Shorter wrote for his mentor.
 
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October 27, 2014 | NPR · On this episode of Piano Jazz from 1998, Hargrove joins host Marian McPartland for "I Wish I Knew," and McPartland performs her original "Threnody."
 
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October 23, 2014 | NPR · The mockingbird is known for latching on to sounds and repeating them. But in the case of a certain four-note phrase New Orleans musicians use to communicate, the bird may be the original artist.
 

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October 30, 2014 | NPR · Tonight marks the return of scripted programming on CBS after seven weeks of Thursday Night Football, including a new show, The McCarthys, that should have been left in the locker room.
 
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October 30, 2014 | NPR · In part two of our look at the ancient Greek philosopher, we ask students at a California school about the Socratic teaching method and the questions it inspires.
 
October 30, 2014 | NPR · About 100 people were reported to have been in the building at Wichita's Mid-Continent Airport at the time of the crash. Authorities said five others were injured.
 
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October 30, 2014 | NPR · Described as a hard-nosed, old-school pragmatist, he was diagnosed with cancer shortly after leaving office in January.
 
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