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September 06, 2016


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The saxophonist Joe Lovano has played the Newport Jazz Festival many times, but only once with the luminous pianist Hank Jones, who died in 2010 at 91. “Classic! Live at Newport,” released the same weekend as this year’s festival, is a document of that set, from five years earlier. And “Kids Are Pretty People” — a tune by Mr. Jones’s younger brother Thad — showcases the band in fine loping stride, with a breezily impeccable piano solo. N.C.

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