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Kronos Quartet

The intrepid champions of new music bring a lullaby, rare blues and a work by Bryce Dessner to NPR.

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Waxahatchee

This is Katie Crutchfield as Waxahatchee, playing intimate music for an intimate setting.

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John Legend

The soul singer retains the easygoing grace of a performer fit for any stage — even a tiny one.

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Debashish Bhattacharya

Bhattacharya draws on North Indian classical music, but blues also pours out of his stunning work.

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Gary Burton

The jazz vibraphone pioneer is 70 now, but that hasn't slowed his flying four-mallet technique.

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Ashley Monroe

This three-song set in the NPR Music offices captures a nice cross-section of Monroe's appeal.

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Neko Case

Watch a Halloween Tiny Desk Concert in which Case performs with Kelly Hogan and Eric Bachmann.

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San Fermin

The orchestral folk-pop band's little song-worlds burst with ambition, talent and extreme joy.

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Typhoon

The dozen members of this Portland, Ore. band crammed behind the Tiny Desk for a transcendent set.

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Daughter

Pretty and melancholy, the Londoners' music conjures a perfect mix of gloom, desire and hostility.