"Jaki [Byard] gives me an avenue to travel if I want to go into Earl Hines territory. When I play a Jaki piece, it's not only in honor of Jaki, but it's in honor of the people then who also gave it to him," Jason Moran says of his mentor. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Piano Jazz With Jon Weber

Jason Moran On 'Piano Jazz: Rising Stars'

Hear the talked-about pianist and composer perform a broad set of 21st-century jazz piano tunes.

Jason Moran On 'Piano Jazz: Rising Stars'

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World Cafe

tUnE-yArDs On World Cafe

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Hear music looped, yelped, cooed and otherwise performed to the beat of Merrill Garbus' own drums.

tUnE-yArDs On World Cafe

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Favorite Sessions

Glen Hansard: New Songs And Old Friends

KUT 90.5

The Swell Season and Frames singer offers a glimpse of his forthcoming album during this session.

Live At SXSW

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Tori Amos On World Cafe

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Hear the endlessly inventive singer-pianist perform classically inspired songs in the studio.

Tori Amos On World Cafe

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KCRW Presents: Bombay Bicycle Club

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The young quartet makes its U.S. live radio debut, armed with a set of intricate, lyrical songs.

KCRW Presents: Bombay Bicycle Club

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From left: Steve Lehman, Damion Reid and Matt Brewer recently performed on WBGO's The Checkout with host Josh Jackson. Willie Davis hide caption

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Favorite Sessions

Steve Lehman Trio: Operating Inside The Matrix

WBGO

The sax player performs three tracks from his new album, Dialect Fluorescent, on The Checkout.

Live On The Checkout

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Angélique Kidjo.

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World Cafe

World Cafe Looks Back: World Music

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Hear from King Sunny Ade, Angélique Kidjo and Bela Fleck; plus Ry Cooder on Buena Vista Social Club.

World Cafe Looks Back: World Music

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"You have to love this art form," Stefon Harris says. "It's one of the only opportunities in the world where we really can be purely honest and in the moment, and let the music unfold and reveal itself." Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Stefon Harris On 'Piano Jazz: Rising Stars'

Harris showcases his fiery work on the vibes through a polished set of standards and originals.

Stefon Harris On 'Piano Jazz: Rising Stars'

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World Cafe

Heartless Bastards On World Cafe

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Hear Erika Wennerstrom's powerful, emotive rock band perform songs from its latest album, Arrow.

Heartless Bastards On World Cafe

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Favorite Sessions

Benny Golson: Bringing The Hits

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Watch the tenor-sax legend perform three of his classic tunes in a session at KPLU in Seattle.