Favorite Sessions Exclusive studio sessions recorded at public radio stations across the country.

KCRW Presents: Robert Glasper Experiment

Glasper's group makes a mix of jazz, soul and R&B. It's impossible to classify as one particular genre; it's as eclectic and different as it is cohesive and round. Watch the group perform "Lift Off."

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The New Standards: A Supergroup Celebrates 'Snow Days'

The Current

This Twin Cities trio stages an annual holiday show at the Fitzgerald Theater in St. Paul; it's always the hottest ticket in town. Watch The New Standards perform for The Current.

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Andrew Bird: The Folksy Side Of An Inventive Star

The Current

The singer, songwriter and violinist had a prolific year in 2012, releasing two albums. Watch Bird perform the track, "Three White Horses," live at The Current's Twin Cities studios.

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KCRW Presents: Dwight Yoakam

KCRW

One of country's most critically-acclaimed artists visits the "Morning Becomes Eclectic" studios at KCRW to perform "A Heart Like Mine," from his latest album, 3 Pears.

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KCRW Presents: The Afghan Whigs

KCRW

The band's Gentlemen will be 20 years old soon, which has Greg Dulli, Rick McCollum and John Curley back on the road. Watch The Afghan Whigs power through "Fountain and Fairfax" at KCRW.

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The Valdons: After Decades, A Funky Soul Reunion

The Current

The Twin Cities were home to a vibrant funk and soul scene in the 1960s and '70s. One of that scene's bands, The Valdons, recently got back together for a special performance in The Current's studios.

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KCRW Presents: Laetitia Sadier

KCRW

The former Stereolab singer has one of the most enchanting voices around. Watch her perform "Find Me the Pulse of the Universe," from the album Silencio, live on KCRW's Morning Becomes Eclectic.

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Metz: A Royal 'Headache'

KEXP

In 2012, the Toronto punk trio has made some of the loudest noise in music. Watch the band visit KEXP in Seattle to perform "Headache," one of the best songs on Metz's self-titled debut album.

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Graham Dechter: Youth, Steeped In Tradition

Jazz24

The 26-year-old jazz guitarist has been making a name for himself ever since he joined the Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra. Watch him perform the title tune from his album Takin' It There.