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Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz

Russell Malone On Piano Jazz

The guitarist joins bassist Richie Good for a set of performances with host Marian McPartland.

Russell Malone On Piano Jazz

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World Cafe

Freelance Whales On World Cafe

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The band makes huge tiny music, employing delicate instruments that add up to something majestic.

Freelance Whales On World Cafe

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World Cafe

Yeasayer On World Cafe

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On Fragrant World, the band adopts a sparser sound. Hear Yeasayer perform live in the studio.

Yeasayer On World Cafe

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World Cafe

Jon Spencer Blues Explosion On World Cafe

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The rowdy blues-rock revivalist joins host David Dye in the studio to play songs from Meat and Bone.

Jon Spencer Blues Explosion On World Cafe

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KCRW Presents: Orbital

KCRW

When it comes to the history of electronic dance music, few producers loom larger than siblings Phil and Paul Hartnoll. The British brothers visit KCRW to play their very first single, "Chime."

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World Cafe

Electric Guest on World Cafe

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Asa Taccone, the Danger Mouse-produced songwriter, performs four songs and speaks with World Cafe host David Dye.

Electric Guest on World Cafe

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World Cafe

Ben Folds Five On World Cafe

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The wildly popular pianist and his re-formed band join host David Dye for a four-song set in the World Cafe studio.

Ben Folds Five On World Cafe

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Delta Rae On World Cafe

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The North Carolina folk-rock band joins David Dye to perform a four-song set in the World Cafe studios.

Delta Rae On World Cafe

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