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LISTEN: What's With All The Jazz Tribute Albums?

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More than so many other kinds of music, jazz takes its tradition seriously. There's about 100 years' worth, and most of it has been passed down in sound: by playing with, listening to and studying with the masters. So it makes sense that jazz musicians feel such visceral connections to their ancestors, whether spiritual, intellectual, educational, inspirational, aspirational or even just marketable.--From NPRRead the full article and LISTEN to excerpts from four recently released jazz tribute albums