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Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz

Joe Bushkin On Piano Jazz

In a session from 1998, the pianist performs his original "Oh, Look at Me Now" and duets with host Marian McPartland for George Gershwin's "They Can't Take that Away From Me."

Listen: Joe Bushkin On Piano Jazz

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Song Travels

Richard Sherman On 'Song Travels'

With his brother Robert, Richard Sherman wrote some of Disney's most beloved songs for Mary Poppins and The Jungle Book. He sits at the piano to share a few examples of his songwriting.

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World Cafe

Nickel Creek On World Cafe

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The bluegrass trio gathers around a single mic to perform songs from its first album in seven years.

Nickel Creek On World Cafe

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World Cafe

Elbow On World Cafe

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The U.K. band plays an acoustic set of songs from its latest album, The Take Off and Landing of Everything.

Elbow On World Cafe

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Laura Cantrell On World Cafe

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Hear the alt-country singer perform three songs in the studio and chat with host David Dye.

Laura Cantrell On World Cafe

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Song Travels

Tom Wopat On 'Song Travels'

The Dukes of Hazzard star performs his own interpretation of the standard "I've Got Your Number" and joins host Michael Feinstein for a rendition of "I'm Nothing Without You."

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Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz

Jon Faddis On Piano Jazz

The trumpeter demonstrates his love for his mentor, Dizzy Gillespie, in a performance of "Fiesta Mojo." He also joins host Marian McPartland for Sonny Rollins' "St. Thomas" in a 2004 session.

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Favorite Sessions

Lykke Li, 'I Never Learn' (Live)

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The Swedish star recently performed a gorgeous live session at KEXP's studio in Seattle. Watch a moving version of "I Never Learn," from her new album of the same name.