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Herbie Hancock On Piano Jazz

In a program from 1987, Hancock solos on "Dolphin Dance" and then improvises with Marian McPartland.

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Bell X1 On World Cafe

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The Dublin band formed out of another group led by Damien Rice, but when Rice went solo, Paul Noonan took over songwriting duties and Bell X1 was born — named after the first airplane, Bell X-1, to break the sound barrier. Hear a full live set from the band on World Cafe.

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Dumpstaphunk On World Cafe

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Dumpstaphunk has thrived in the New Orleans funk scene alongside some of the best in the business.

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'Spirit Of Family' Unites Ladysmith Black Mambazo

South Africa's award-winning Ladysmith Black Mambazo has been singing its message of peace and unity for 50 years. The group joins host Michel Martin for a special performance chat.

'Spirit Of Family' Unites Ladysmith Black Mambazo

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Potty Mouth On World Cafe

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Potty Mouth formed in Northampton, Mass., in 2011. The band released a vinyl EP in 2012, and last year put out a full-length record called Hell Bent. With a name inspired by the title of a Bratmobile album, Potty Mouth revels in the sheer volume and eager, youthful enthusiasm of punk.

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Gregory Alan Isakov on World Cafe

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The musician and farmer discusses the controversy behind his song's appearance in a fast-food ad.

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Vintage Cafe: Foxygen

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While we anxiously wait for Foxygen's upcoming double album release, here are four songs from the band's album, We Are the 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace & Magic.

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Helmet, 'Blacktop' (Live)

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Page Hamilton and his crew were a huge deal in the early 1990s, but his more recent material has gone, for lack of a better term, unsung. Watch him perform "Blacktop" live in KEXP's studios.

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Unknown Mortal Orchestra On World Cafe

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Ruban Nielson talks about his passion for electronics and performs songs from his new album, II.

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Jim Hall On Piano Jazz

The innovative guitarist plays "Blue Monk" with host Marian McPartland in a session from 2003.