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Steve Coleman and Five Elements - Functional Arrhythmias
The most exciting and substantial Coleman release of the last few years.

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Keith Jarrett: A Multitude of Angels

In the last solo concert tour of the first half of Keith Jarrett's career, the preeminent pianist of our time had, himself, recorded the performances across four Italian locations, on his digital audio tape machine. These would be the final public performances Jarrett would give for a number of year... [ read more ]

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Studio Sessions : NPR
last updated: Tue, 10 Oct 2017 14:00:00 -0400

J Roddy Walston & The Business On World Cafe
Hear songs from the band's latest album, Destroyers Of The Soft Life, performed live.J Roddy Walston & The Business

Hear songs from the band's latest album, Destroyers Of The Soft Life, performed live.

(Image credit: Eric Ryan Anderson/Courtesy of the artist)

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Watch Lo Moon Perform 'Thorns' Live At WFUV
Watch the Slingshot band's intimate performance of its new single, live in WFUV's New York studios.Lo Moon performs "Thorns" live in the studio.

Watch the Slingshot band's intimate performance of its new single, live in WFUV's New York studios.

(Image credit: WFUV)

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The War On Drugs On World Cafe
Every sound on A Deeper Understanding is deliberate, and every dramatic build is brilliant. Hear three live versions of songs from the new album, recorded at the World Cafe studios in Philadelphia.The War On Drugs in side the World Cafe Performance Studio at WXPN.

Every sound on A Deeper Understanding is deliberate, and every dramatic build is brilliant. Hear three live versions of songs from the new album, recorded at the World Cafe studios in Philadelphia.

(Image credit: Galea McGregor/WXPN)

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Lo Moon On World Cafe
Hear a performance and interview with the NPR Slingshot band, and watch the trio perform "Thorns," the third single from its upcoming debut album.Lo Moon perform live at WXPN

Hear a performance and interview with the NPR Slingshot band, and watch the trio perform "Thorns," the third single from its upcoming debut album.

(Image credit: Liz Waldie/WXPN)

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Dhani Harrison, 'All About Waiting' (Live)
Watch the son of The Beatles' George Harrison perform on KCRW during his first live radio appearance in the U.S.Dhani Harrison

Watch the son of The Beatles' George Harrison perform on KCRW during his first live radio appearance in the U.S.

(Image credit: Davis Bell/KCRW)

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Latin Roots: La Vida Bohème
La Vida Bohème makes anthemic rock and roll that exudes charisma. But at its center, you'll find hope in the face of danger.La Vida Bohème

La Vida Bohème makes anthemic rock and roll that exudes charisma. But at its center, you'll find hope in the face of danger.

(Image credit: Courtesy of the artist)

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Watch Big Thief Perform In KEXP's Studios
Watch the indie-rock band's emotional performance, featuring songs from its sophomore album, Capacity.Adrianne Lenker at KEXP.

Watch the indie-rock band's emotional performance, featuring songs from its sophomore album, Capacity.

(Image credit: Cole Whitworth/KEXP)

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Grizzly Bear On World Cafe
The indie-rock veterans performs live in the World Cafe studio and speak with Talia Schlanger about the events leading up to their new album, Painted Ruins.Grizzly Bear

The indie-rock veterans performs live in the World Cafe studio and speak with Talia Schlanger about the events leading up to their new album, Painted Ruins.

(Image credit: Tom Hines/Courtesy of the artist)

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Emily Saliers On World Cafe
One half of the Indigo Girls stopped by to perform songs from her solo debut.Emily Saliers (right) with Lyris Hung inside the World Cafe performance studio.

One half of the Indigo Girls stopped by to perform songs from her solo debut.

(Image credit: Galea McGregor/WXPN)

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Let's Revisit Big Thief's First Radio Appearance
The Slingshot band's first on-air session came via opbmusic in Portland.Adrianne Lenker performing at opbmusic.

The Slingshot band's first on-air session came via opbmusic in Portland.

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Allie X On World Cafe
The singer — who counts Katy Perry among her fans — performs songs that show off her classically trained singing chops and dark pop sensibilities.Allie X inside the World Cafe Performance Studio

The singer — who counts Katy Perry among her fans — performs songs that show off her classically trained singing chops and dark pop sensibilities.

(Image credit: Galea McGregor/WXPN)

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Lilly Hiatt On World Cafe
You barely have to listen through a full verse and chorus of one of Hiatt's songs to feel like you've connected with a new friend. Hear a performance and interview from the Nashville songwriter.Lilly Hiatt and her band inside the World Cafe Performance Studio

You barely have to listen through a full verse and chorus of one of Hiatt's songs to feel like you've connected with a new friend. Hear a performance and interview from the Nashville songwriter.

(Image credit: Galea McGregor/WXPN)

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RAC, 'Unusual' (Live)
Watch the Grammy-winning artist perform a song from his latest album, featuring guest vocalist MNDR.RAC

Watch the Grammy-winning artist perform a song from his latest album, featuring guest vocalist MNDR.

(Image credit: David Bell/KCRW)

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World Cafe Nashville: Poly
Classically trained cellist and musical theater nerd Larissa Maestro brings her ensemble to Sound Stage Studios in this session.Poly

Classically trained cellist and musical theater nerd Larissa Maestro brings her ensemble to Sound Stage Studios in this session.

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Latin Roots: Buscabulla
With a name that translates as "troublemaker," you get an idea of what to expect in this live performance.Buscabulla

With a name that translates as "troublemaker," you get an idea of what to expect in this live performance.

(Image credit: Auique Cabanillas/Courtesy of the artist)

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