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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, 08 Dec 2017 12:12:00 -0500

Michael McDonald On World Cafe
Wide Open gets pretty personal, and so did our conversation. McDonald discusses the reality of being a musician in his sixties and what he calls his "first big hurt" (and no, it's not a romantic one).Michael McDonald

Wide Open gets pretty personal, and so did our conversation. McDonald discusses the reality of being a musician in his sixties and what he calls his "first big hurt" (and no, it's not a romantic one).

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Watch Lo Moon Perform At KXT
The rising indie trio performed "This Is It," "Thorns" and "Loveless" during a recent stop in Dallas, Texas.Lo Moon performs at KXT

The rising indie trio performed "This Is It," "Thorns" and "Loveless" during a recent stop in Dallas, Texas.

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Emily Haines On World Cafe
Metric's lead singer drops the wailing guitars and radical synths for a solo performance behind the piano.Emily Haines

Metric's lead singer drops the wailing guitars and radical synths for a solo performance behind the piano.

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Rag'n'Bone Man On World Cafe
When Rory Graham was 19 or 20 years old, he sang in public for the first time. And he didn't really think there was anything special about his voice. Turns out the world disagrees.Rag

When Rory Graham was 19 or 20 years old, he sang in public for the first time. And he didn't really think there was anything special about his voice. Turns out the world disagrees.

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Watch Big Thief's Full Performance At Gateway City Arts
During an intimate show by the canals of downtown Holyoke, Mass., the band played songs from both Masterpiece and Capacity.Adrianne Lenker of Big Thief performs at Gateway City Arts in Holyoke, Mass.

During an intimate show by the canals of downtown Holyoke, Mass., the band played songs from both Masterpiece and Capacity.

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JD McPherson On World Cafe
The Oklahoman who made retro rock sound modern with "North Side Gal" is back with a new album and home base in Nashville.JD McPherson

The Oklahoman who made retro rock sound modern with "North Side Gal" is back with a new album and home base in Nashville.

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World Cafe Nashville: Penny & Sparrow
Kyle Jahnke and Andy Baxter are pin-drop performers — the kind which silence rooms with impeccable songs and storytelling that unfolds like a dream.Penny And Sparrow

Kyle Jahnke and Andy Baxter are pin-drop performers — the kind which silence rooms with impeccable songs and storytelling that unfolds like a dream.

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Beegie Adair On Piano Jazz
Hear the Nashville pianist play an original tune she wrote for a friend's Christmas present and join host Marian McPartland for a duet on this 1991 episode.Beegie Adair

Hear the Nashville pianist play an original tune she wrote for a friend's Christmas present and join host Marian McPartland for a duet on this 1991 episode.

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Xylouris White On World Cafe
What do you get when you cross an Australian post-punk drummer with a lute player who is the descendant of Greek musical royalty?Xylouris White

What do you get when you cross an Australian post-punk drummer with a lute player who is the descendant of Greek musical royalty?

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Latin Roots: Combo Chimbita
Cumbia — but psychedelic, trippy and downright freaky, with an inventive combination of rhythms and sounds from Africa, the Caribbean, and Latin America.Combo Chimbita

Cumbia — but psychedelic, trippy and downright freaky, with an inventive combination of rhythms and sounds from Africa, the Caribbean, and Latin America.

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Lawrence Rothman, 'Wolves Still Cry' (Live)
Lawrence Rothman embodies several alter egos on their new album, The Book Of Law. Watch them perform a catchy standout track during their live radio debut.Lawrence Rothman at KCRW

Lawrence Rothman embodies several alter egos on their new album, The Book Of Law. Watch them perform a catchy standout track during their live radio debut.

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Bette Smith On World Cafe
A singer tells a true story about becoming the person you really want to be.Bette Smith

A singer tells a true story about becoming the person you really want to be.

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Bootsy Collins On World Cafe
Bootsy in the house, baby! The great bassist performs tunes from World Wide Funk, his first album in six years.Bootsy Collins

Bootsy in the house, baby! The great bassist performs tunes from World Wide Funk, his first album in six years.

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Luna On World Cafe
Any fan of Luna's dreamy, moody sound was secretly hoping the band would undo its break-up back in 2004. Now it's back, and performs live in the Cafe Studio.Luna

Any fan of Luna's dreamy, moody sound was secretly hoping the band would undo its break-up back in 2004. Now it's back, and performs live in the Cafe Studio.

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