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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
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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.

(Image credit: Courtesy of the artist)

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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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Ryan Adams, 'Prisoner' (Live)
The songwriter performs the title track from his latest album in a solo acoustic session.Ryan Adams performs live for KCRW.

The songwriter performs the title track from his latest album in a solo acoustic session.

(Image credit: Larry Hirshowitz/KCRW)

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Gabriel Garzón-Montano, 'Crawl' (Live)
One of the most promising artists of 2017 plays a song off his latest album, Jardín.Gabriel Garzón-Montano performs live on Morning Becomes Eclectic.

One of the most promising artists of 2017 plays a song off his latest album, Jardín.

(Image credit: Larry Hirshowitz/KCRW)

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Robert Ellis, 'Elephant' (Live At 30A Songwriters Festival)
The Texas native played his intense love song live at the 30A Songwriters Festival in Florida.Robert Ellis performs "Elephant" live for Folk Alley.

The Texas native played his intense love song live at the 30A Songwriters Festival in Florida.

(Image credit: Folk Alley)

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Palehound, 'Holiest' (Live At Pickathon)
The Boston indie-rock band plays a deep cut from its catalog at Pickathon's Woods Stage outside Portland, Ore.Palehound performs "Holiest" live at Pickathon.

The Boston indie-rock band plays a deep cut from its catalog at Pickathon's Woods Stage outside Portland, Ore.

(Image credit: Liam Gillies/Courtesy of Pickathon)

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Jim James, 'Here In Spirit' (Live)
The outspoken My Morning Jacket frontman plays a song from his second solo album, Eternally Even, live for KCRW.Jim James performs live in KCRW

The outspoken My Morning Jacket frontman plays a song from his second solo album, Eternally Even, live for KCRW.

(Image credit: Larry Hirshowitz/KCRW)

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BadBadNotGood, 'In Your Eyes' (Live)
The hip-hop-inflected jazz quartet performs a song from its latest release, IV, alongside fellow Toronto native Charlotte Day Wilson.BADBADNOTGOOD

The hip-hop-inflected jazz quartet performs a song from its latest release, IV, alongside fellow Toronto native Charlotte Day Wilson.

(Image credit: Spencer C. Amonwatvorakul/KCRW)

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Tennis, 'My Emotions Are Blinding' (Live)
The husband-wife indie-pop band performs a cut from its upcoming record, Yours Conditionally, live for KCRW.Tennis.

The husband-wife indie-pop band performs a cut from its upcoming record, Yours Conditionally, live for KCRW.

(Image credit: Lori Paulson /KCRW)

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Ty Segall, 'Break A Guitar' (Live)
The prolific garage rocker played the opening cut from his new, self-titled album live for KCRW.Ty Segall performs "Break A Guitar" live at KCRW.

The prolific garage rocker played the opening cut from his new, self-titled album live for KCRW.

(Image credit: Larry Hirshowitz/KCRW)

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Watch Hazel English Perform 'More Like You' Live For KCRW
In a live session, the Bay Area artist performs this jangly dream-pop song from her forthcoming release.Hazel English

In a live session, the Bay Area artist performs this jangly dream-pop song from her forthcoming release.

(Image credit: Brian Feinzimer/KCRW)

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