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The bassist and singer based her latest album on memories of running away from home as a teenager.

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After more than a decade offstage raising his daughters, the singer is touring. "It's like nothing is being held back," he says. "You get to eat mashed potatoes with both hands instead of one."

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Three decades after her first interview with him, Fiona Ritchie meets up with the Scottish musician, who's known for a long career with the legendary Battlefield Band.

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In a 2001 session, Shearing and host Marian McPartland reminisce about seasons gone by and play holiday songs, including "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas" and "Away In A Manger."

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We had 140 jazz journalists weigh in on their favorite releases of the year. Here are their top overall picks, with top finishers in Latin jazz, vocal, debut and historical categories.

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