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Jazz Night In America - Christian McBride

In case you missed it, a few weeks ago, NPR's Jazz Night In America captured Christian McBride, the host of the show in performance right here in his own hometown of Philadelphia. The performance was his Civil Rights Era celebration, The Movement Revisited from the Merriam Theater of the Kimmel Center. The piece uses the words of Martin Luther   Read More....

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