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Even without its confetti cannon, the band brings a fun mix of brass and brash to the NPR offices.

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Daniel Lanois

The producer presides over an all-instrumental, free-form trio with Brian Blade and Jim Wilson.

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Trey Anastasio

The Phish star was in town to put on a huge show, but the songs here feel more personal than that.

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Lucinda Williams

She came to the desk a little unsure, and left singing "West Memphis" with intensity and passion.

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Yusuf/Cat Stevens

The singer performs two new songs, as well as "The First Cut Is the Deepest" and "Father and Son."

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Sam Amidon & Bill Frisell

Amidon weaves his compositions into traditional music, while Frisell adds atmospheric guitar.