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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, 24 Mar 2017 12:00:15 -0400

Little Dragon, 'Sweet' (Live)
The dance-pop quartet's new album, Season High, is its most upbeat yet. Watch a live performance of "Sweet," captured at KCRW's studios.Little Dragon performs live for KCRW

The dance-pop quartet's new album, Season High, is its most upbeat yet. Watch a live performance of "Sweet," captured at KCRW's studios.

(Image credit: Brian Feinzimer/KCRW)

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Mac DeMarco, 'On The Level' (Live)
The goofball festival favorite plays a song from his new album, This Old Dog, live for KCRW.Mac Demarco

The goofball festival favorite plays a song from his new album, This Old Dog, live for KCRW.

(Image credit: KCRW)

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Gabriel Garzón-Montano On World Cafe
The R&B singer's new record is intricate and organic. It's the sum of his many influences, including pop, cumbia and childhood days spent interrupting Philip Glass' practice sessions.Gabriel Garzón-Montano

The R&B singer's new record is intricate and organic. It's the sum of his many influences, including pop, cumbia and childhood days spent interrupting Philip Glass' practice sessions.

(Image credit: Courtesy of the artist)

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Father John Misty, 'Ballad Of The Dying Man' (Live)
Armed with Pure Comedy's biting cultural observations, Josh Tillman stopped by KCRW's studios for a surprisingly tender performance.Father John Misty

Armed with Pure Comedy's biting cultural observations, Josh Tillman stopped by KCRW's studios for a surprisingly tender performance.

(Image credit: Dustin Downing/KCRW)

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Watch Cold War Kids Perform 'So Tied Up' Live In The Studio
The Long Beach band plays a pop-oriented cut from its new album LA Divine live for KCRW.Cold War Kids

The Long Beach band plays a pop-oriented cut from its new album LA Divine live for KCRW.

(Image credit: Brian Lowe/KCRW)

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Mose Allison On Piano Jazz
The influential vocalist and pianist joins Marian McPartland for a set of originals and a few favorite tunes by Duke Ellington, Hoagy Carmichael and more.Mose Allison.

The influential vocalist and pianist joins Marian McPartland for a set of originals and a few favorite tunes by Duke Ellington, Hoagy Carmichael and more.

(Image credit: Michael Wilson/Courtesy of the artist)

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Watch Electric Guest Perform 'Dear To Me' Live In The Studio
In a highlight of its live set for KCRW, the Los Angeles indie-pop group plays the first single from Plural.Electric Guest performs live for KCRW

In a highlight of its live set for KCRW, the Los Angeles indie-pop group plays the first single from Plural.

(Image credit: Dustin Downing/KCRW)

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Watch Caroline Spence Perform 'All The Beds I've Made' Live For Folk Alley
The Nashville-based songwriter recorded a few tracks at this year's 30A Songwriters Festival in Florida, including this quietly hopeful love song.Caroline Spence

The Nashville-based songwriter recorded a few tracks at this year's 30A Songwriters Festival in Florida, including this quietly hopeful love song.

(Image credit: Folk Alley)

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Watch Buscabulla Perform 'Tártaro' Live In The Studio
The Puerto Rican-born, Brooklyn-based duo plays sensual, salsa-inspired music it calls "the Caribbean music of the future."Raquel Berrios of Buscabulla performs live for KCRW.

The Puerto Rican-born, Brooklyn-based duo plays sensual, salsa-inspired music it calls "the Caribbean music of the future."

(Image credit: Cascade Wilhelm/Courtesy of the artist)

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Thee Oh Sees, 'Withered Hand' (Live)
The Bay Area band embraced the excesses of rock 'n' roll in its performance at last summer's Pickathon festival just outside Portland, Ore.Thee Oh Sees performs live at the 2016 Pickathon festival.

The Bay Area band embraced the excesses of rock 'n' roll in its performance at last summer's Pickathon festival just outside Portland, Ore.

(Image credit: Bill Purcell/Courtesy of Pickathon)

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The Shins, 'The Fear' (Live)
The band visited KCRW's studio for one of its first full-band performances behind the new album Heartworms.The Shins perform live at KCRW.

The band visited KCRW's studio for one of its first full-band performances behind the new album Heartworms.

(Image credit: Larry Hirshowitz/KCRW)

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Tift Merritt, 'Heartache Is An Uphill Climb' (Live)
"How does the scar forgive the knife?" the singer-songwriter asks in this heart-wrenching live performance of "Heartache Is An Uphill Climb."Tift Merritt performs live on Mountain Stage.

"How does the scar forgive the knife?" the singer-songwriter asks in this heart-wrenching live performance of "Heartache Is An Uphill Climb."

(Image credit: Josh Saul/Mountain Stage)

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World Cafe Nashville: Marty Stuart
Hear a session with the walking, talking, singing, guitar-slinging repository of American popular music in advance of his new album, Way Out West.Marty Stuart

Hear a session with the walking, talking, singing, guitar-slinging repository of American popular music in advance of his new album, Way Out West.

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Middle Kids, 'Never Start' (Live)
The Aussie rock trio plays a standout track from its new self-titled EP.Middle Kids perform live for KCRW.

The Aussie rock trio plays a standout track from its new self-titled EP.

(Image credit: Michael Verdin/KCRW)

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Nikki Lane, 'Highway Queen' (Live)
The country rocker plays the self-assured title track of her new album live at the 30A Songwriters Festival in Florida.Nikki Lane performs live for Folk Alley.

The country rocker plays the self-assured title track of her new album live at the 30A Songwriters Festival in Florida.

(Image credit: Folk Alley)

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