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Five other acts you shouldn't miss

June 14, 2007|Don Heckman

The Phil Woods Quintet

Alto saxophonist Woods is Charlie Parker's direct musical descendant, one of the true masters of the fiery complexities of roots bebop.

Angelique Kidjo

Singing with a passionate dedication to the traditions of her native Benin, Kidjo simultaneously reaches out to embrace any music that appeals to her constant creative curiosity.

Richard Bona

Cameroon's Bona plays bass and sings with a startling combination of the rich rhythms of Africa and an utterly contemporary jazz imagination.

Chris Botti

Don't let his blond good looks fool you. Botti can play trumpet with a cool but passionate belief in the restorative powers of melody and rhythm.

Marcus Miller

He's played with Miles Davis, doubles impressively on bass and bass clarinet, and continues to be one of the jazz world's most envelope-stretching.

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