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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: Fri, 11 Aug 2017 10:06:00 -0400

The Wooden Sky On World Cafe
The band can be explosive, fiery and huge — and then, on a dime, it can be tender, beautiful and magnetically quiet. Hear its World Cafe session.The Wooden Sky, inside the World Cafe Performance Studio

The band can be explosive, fiery and huge — and then, on a dime, it can be tender, beautiful and magnetically quiet. Hear its World Cafe session.

(Image credit: Rich McKie/WXPN)

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Simon Raymonde On World Cafe
The multi-faceted musician, who played bass in Cocteau Twins, talks to World Cafe about his record label, Bella Union, and his current band, Lost Horizons.Lost Horizons: Simon Raymonde (left) and Richie Thomas

The multi-faceted musician, who played bass in Cocteau Twins, talks to World Cafe about his record label, Bella Union, and his current band, Lost Horizons.

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Natalia Lafourcade, 'Tú Sí Sabes Quererme' (Live)
Watch the Mexico City singer-songwriter perform an original composition from her latest album, Musas, live in the studio for KCRW.Natalia Lafourcade live for KCRW

Watch the Mexico City singer-songwriter perform an original composition from her latest album, Musas, live in the studio for KCRW.

(Image credit: Larry Hirshowitz/KCRW)

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Overcoats On World Cafe
The duo's music rests on two voices so perfectly in sync you'd swear they were coming from the same person. Hear songs from Overcoats' debut album, Young.Overcoats

The duo's music rests on two voices so perfectly in sync you'd swear they were coming from the same person. Hear songs from Overcoats' debut album, Young.

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Preservation Hall Jazz Band On World Cafe
The ambassadors of the French Quarter paid a visit to our studios in Philadelphia for a live session.Preservation Hall Jazz Band inside the World Cafe Performance Studio

The ambassadors of the French Quarter paid a visit to our studios in Philadelphia for a live session.

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Latin Roots: Javiera Mena
Hear a live recording from the Latin Grammy nominee performing live at Nuevofest 2017 in Philadelphia.Javiera Mena performs live at Nuevofest 2017 in Philadelphia, PA.

Hear a live recording from the Latin Grammy nominee performing live at Nuevofest 2017 in Philadelphia.

(Image credit: John Vettese/WXPN)

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Brother Ali On World Cafe
The Minneapolis-based artist, who's been delivering socially conscious hip-hop for nearly two decades, performs live in the Cafe studio.Brother Ali

The Minneapolis-based artist, who's been delivering socially conscious hip-hop for nearly two decades, performs live in the Cafe studio.

(Image credit: Shelly Mosman/Courtesy of the artist)

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Weekend LISTening: Five Songs You Gotta Hear Right Now
From intimate duo harmonies by Penny & Sparrow to The War On Drugs rocking a '70s cover, here's five great new songs to add to your playlist.The War On Drugs

From intimate duo harmonies by Penny & Sparrow to The War On Drugs rocking a '70s cover, here's five great new songs to add to your playlist.

(Image credit: Shawn Brackbill/Courtesy of the artist)

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World Cafe Nashville: Tristen
Tristen Gaspadarek performs songs from Sneaker Waves, her meditation on the tragic habits and tender aspirations of people stumbling through the rapid changes of 21st century life.Tristen.

Tristen Gaspadarek performs songs from Sneaker Waves, her meditation on the tragic habits and tender aspirations of people stumbling through the rapid changes of 21st century life.

(Image credit: Kristy Benjamin/Courtesy of the artist)

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Lo Moon, 'Real Love' (Live)
Watch the Los Angeles dream-pop band premiere a new song live in the studio for KCRW.Lo Moon live in the studio for KCRW

Watch the Los Angeles dream-pop band premiere a new song live in the studio for KCRW.

(Image credit: Brian Feinzimer/KCRW)

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Songhoy Blues On World Cafe
Imagine if Jimi Hendrix and Led Zeppelin met Ali Farka Touré in a garage in West Africa.Songhoy Blues.

Imagine if Jimi Hendrix and Led Zeppelin met Ali Farka Touré in a garage in West Africa.

(Image credit: Josh Cheuse/Courtesy of the artist)

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Waxahatchee On World Cafe
Katie Crutchfield visited World Cafe in Philadelphia to perform four songs from her new album, Out In The Storm, and speak with guest host David Dye.Waxahatchee performs at World Cafe Live in Philadelphia, PA. Recorded live for this World Cafe session.

Katie Crutchfield visited World Cafe in Philadelphia to perform four songs from her new album, Out In The Storm, and speak with guest host David Dye.

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Sherman Holmes On World Cafe
The surviving member of the The Holmes Brothers talks about the courage it took to continue after the loss of his bandmates.Sherman Holmes

The surviving member of the The Holmes Brothers talks about the courage it took to continue after the loss of his bandmates.

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Daniela Schaechter On Piano Jazz
The Sicilian jazz pianist performs her own tune "Dark Blue," and host Marian McPartland joins in for Cole Porter's "I Love You."Daniela Schaecter

The Sicilian jazz pianist performs her own tune "Dark Blue," and host Marian McPartland joins in for Cole Porter's "I Love You."

(Image credit: Jean Hangarter/Courtesy of the artist)

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