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The Bryan Ferry Orchestra On World Cafe

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The innovative Roxy Music frontman re-imagines some of his classic songs as 1920s-style jazz.

The Bryan Ferry Orchestra On World Cafe
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The Relatives On World Cafe

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Forty years after forming, the gospel-funk quintet released its debut album, The Electric Word.

The Relatives On World Cafe
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KCRW Presents: Jessie Ware

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Watch the soulful U.K. pop star perform her new single, "If You're Never Gonna Move," live on KCRW.

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Yo La Tengo: Still 'Around,' Thank God

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Watch Ira Kaplan, Georgia Hubley and James McNew perform "I'll Be Around," live in the KEXP studios.

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Beach House On World Cafe

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The indie-pop duo performs songs from its latest album, Bloom, and discusses its creative process.

Beach House On World Cafe
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Esperanza Spalding: Song For A 'City Of Roses'

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Watch Spalding and the Pacific Crest Jazz Orchestra perform a song inspired by Portland, Ore.

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Ellie Goulding On World Cafe

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The U.K. singer performs stripped-down versions of her global pop hits and talks about her image.

Ellie Goulding On World Cafe
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Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz

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The host of NPR's JazzSet joins Marian McPartland for a set of Duke Ellington and Gershwin tunes.

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Camper Van Beethoven On World Cafe

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The band's new album, La Costa Perdida, explores its California roots and midlife nostalgia.

Camper Van Beethoven On World Cafe
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Erin McKeown On World Cafe

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McKeown's new Manifestra is a self-released, fan-funded album of personal and political folk-rock.

Erin McKeown On World Cafe
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