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

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The Calm Blue Sea: Roiling And Towering

KUT 90.5

Listen to the guitar-driven band perform a sweeping, cinematic set in this live session with KUT.

The Calm Blue Sea: Roiling And Towering

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P-Funk veteran Bernie Worrell performs songs from his latest album, Standards. Josh Jackson/WBGO hide caption

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Bernie Worrell: The Wizard Of Woo Plays Standards

WBGO

In this live session with WBGO, the P-Funk veteran brings an assortment of keyboards and a 10-piece band to perform a funky set of jazz standards.

Bernie Worrell: The Wizard Of Woo Plays Standards

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Ron Sexsmith: The Songwriter's Songwriter

WFUV On-Air: Music Discovery Starts Here

His songs have been widely covered by artists like Emmylou Harris, Feist and Michael Bublé. Now on his 12th album, the Canadian singer-songwriter is out with a new record, Long Player Late Bloomer. Hear Sexsmith perform live and discuss his ambivalence toward his own career.

Ron Sexsmith: The Songwriter's Songwriter

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A Listener's Guide To Schubert's 'Die Schone Mullerin'

WGBH Radio

Tenor Matthew Polenzani and pianist Julius Drake lead a journey into Schubert's vivid song cycle.

A Listener's Guide To Schubert's 'Die Schone Mullerin'

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Rainbow Arabia: L.A. Meets North Africa

KEXP

The wildly eclectic L.A. trio mixes new wave with world music in this studio session with KEXP.

Rainbow Arabia: L.A. Meets North Africa

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James Blake: Roomy, Soulful Dubstep

WFUV On-Air: Music Discovery Starts Here

Blake puts soul into electronic music. Listen to the artist play low beats and talk about how he continues to discover and develop his sound.

James Blake: Roomy, Soulful Dubstep

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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.