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Plastic Spoon: Stripped-Down Rock

WNYC Radio

The New York rock band plays a simple yet sophisticated set in this live session from WNYC's Spinning on Air.

Hear Plastic Spoon On WNYC

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Robin Guthrie And Brendan Perry: 4AD Revisited

KEXP

To celebrate a record label that defined an era, KEXP hosted Guthrie (of Cocteau Twins) and Brendan Perry (of Dead Can Dance) for a live studio session.

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Sallie Ford: South By Northwest

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Asheville, N.C., native Sallie Ford was born into a musical family, but she didn't find her voice until she moved to Portland. Listen to the singer perform live with her band for opbmusic.org.

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Randy Newman: Return Of A Playful Icon

WFUV On-Air: Music Discovery Starts Here

In this studio session with WFUV, the great American songwriter sits down at the piano and plays a few of his best-known hits.

Randy Newman: Return Of A Playful Icon

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The Orchestra Of St. Luke's: Home At Last

American Public Media

Hear the peripatetic ensemble christen its new concert space with conductor Ivan Fischer.

The Orchestra Of St. Luke's: Home At Last

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Zola Jesus: An Intense New Voice

KEXP

Zola Jesus' powerful voice sends this synthpop band into overdrive. Listen to the singer-songwriter deliver a dark, heart-thumping set to KEXP.

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Chris Dingman: Giving Off Good Vibes

WBGO

The vibraphonist reveals what inspires him as a musician and plays original songs from his debut album, Waking Dreams.

Chris Dingman: Giving Off Good Vibes

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Benny Green Remembers Monk And Shearing

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In this studio session with KPLU, jazz pianist Benny Green plays Thelonious Monk tunes and takes a moment to remember the late, great George Shearing.

Benny Green Remembers Monk And Shearing

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Joe Lovano With Us Five: A Different Kind Of Bird

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Saxophonist Joe Lovano and his group Us Five get down to business in this session with KPLU. Listen to the band play works from jazz great Charlie Parker.

Joe Lovano With Us Five: A Different Kind Of Bird

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