Glen Hansard performs as part of KUT's "Live at the Four Seasons" sessions in Austin during SXSW. Sean Murphy/KUT hide caption

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Glen Hansard: New Songs And Old Friends

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The singer, known for The Swell Season and The Frames (as well as the movie Once), offers a glimpse of his forthcoming album during this session on KUT, recorded live during SXSW.

Live At SXSW

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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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Steve Lehman Trio: Operating Inside The Matrix

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Lehman, an award-winning composer and sax player, is committed to both otherness and tradition. Here, his trio performs three tracks from its new album, Dialect Fluorescent, on WBGO's The Checkout.

Live On The Checkout

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Benny Golson (right) and pianist Sharp Radway perform at the KPLU studios in Seattle. Justin Steyer/Jazz24 hide caption

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Benny Golson: Bringing The Hits

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Golson, who recorded his first album as a bandleader 55 years ago, is responsible for some of the most memorable songs in the jazz canon. Watch the tenor-sax legend perform at KPLU in Seattle.

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Lara Downes' New Viewpoints On Old Variations

The pianist performs contemporary takes on Bach's Goldberg Variations in the NPR studio

Lara Downes' New Viewpoints On Old Variations

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The Chieftains In Concert On 'A Celtic Sojourn'

Fifty years into a storied career, The Chieftains have no intention of slowing down, as evidenced by appearance at WGBH's Fraser Performance Studio in Boston. Folk-rock stars The Low Anthem join.

The Chieftains In Concert On 'A Celtic Sojourn'

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KCRW Presents: HoneyHoney

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The sultry Americana duo comes to life with compelling lyrics and expert banjo playing in this live session from KCRW in HoneyHoney's hometown of Los Angeles.

KCRW Presents: HoneyHoney

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Y La Bamba: The Pride Of Portland

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The Oregon-based band showed off their unique indie pop meets canciones mix in this October 2010 session.

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Nada Surf: Music To Live By

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Even after nearly 20 years on the road, Nada Surf plays with the vigor and vitality of a new band. Here, the group performs a lengthy set of songs from its new album, with a few classics thrown in for good measure.