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Saxophonist John Ellis (center) performs with Matt Perrine (left) on sousaphone at the 2012 Newport Jazz Festival. Erik Jacobs for NPR hide caption

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John Ellis, Darcy James Argue On JazzSet

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A carnival, a funhouse, a carousel atop the tallest building in the world — all are imagined settings for music of Ellis and Argue at the Newport Jazz Festival.

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Spoon

See the band premiere "Rent I Pay," the lead-off cut to Spoon's first new album in four years, They Want My Soul. The group performed the song live at New York City's Le Poisson Rouge on Jun. 9.

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Cahalen Morrison And Eli West On Mountain Stage

Together, singer-songwriters Cahalen Morrison and Eli West evoke the lonesome roots of country and bluegrass music's earliest duets. The duo makes its debut appearance on West Virginia's famous stage.

Cahalen Morrison And Eli West On Mountain Stage

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Regina Carter, Wynton Marsalis On JazzSet

From a traditional blessing to a children's dance, hear a violin address the African diaspora — and a trumpet tell a bedtime story.

Regina Carter, Wynton Marsalis On JazzSet

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Mountain Stage

Teetotallers On Mountain Stage

Martin Hayes, Kevin Crawford and John Doyle are three of the most revered performers in traditional Irish music. They bring a staggering summit of musical experience to this concert in West Virginia.

Teetotallers On Mountain Stage

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Della Mae On Mountain Stage

The bluegrass band makes its first appearance on West Virginia's most famous stage. Della Mae's latest album, This World Oft Can Be, landed the group its first Grammy nomination.

Della Mae On Mountain Stage

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Mountain Stage

Amy Ray On Mountain Stage

As one-half of the beloved folk-rock duo Indigo Girls, the singer-songwriter has been appearing on Mountain Stage since 1991. Here, she plays songs from her latest solo album, Goodnight Tender.

Amy Ray On Mountain Stage

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Music Interviews

Listen: Meshell Ndegeocello Trades Songs And Stories

The bassist and songwriter gave a secret show in Los Angeles this weekend, and NPR's Arun Rath was there. Hear their conversation and selections from the concert.

Meshell Ndegeocello Trades Songs And Stories, Live In L.A.

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Blind Boys Of Alabama On Mountain Stage

The legendary soul-gospel group has performed for the past three U.S. presidents and won six Grammys. Here, its members perform songs from their latest album, produced by Bon Iver's Justin Vernon.

Blind Boys Of Alabama On Mountain Stage

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Amir ElSaffar And Two Rivers On JazzSet

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Marvel at the musical flow — even in non-Western modes and odd, long meters at breakneck speeds — in this set, recorded live at the Newport Jazz Festival.

Amir ElSaffar And Two Rivers On JazzSet

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