Tiny Desk Intimate concerts, recorded live at the desk of All Songs Considered host Bob Boilen.

Trombone Shorty at the NPR Music office.

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Trombone Shorty

He can play the horn. He can sing. And that's made him the latest musical star of a great New Orleans tradition. But Trombone Shorty mainly just wants you to dance: "I know you came here to move," he sings to an office full of NPR staff.

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The Klezmatics

Ring in Rosh Hashanah with three globe-trotting tunes from one of the world's greatest Jewish bands.

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Jenny Lin

The eminent pianist usually plays eight-foot Steinways. See what she does on an electronic keyboard.

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Beirut

Beirut arrived at the NPR Music offices dusty and exhausted following a weekend at Bonnaroo in Tennessee. But after some much-needed showers, the band brought infectious joy to its short set behind the Tiny Desk.

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Jeremy Messersmith

With his horn-rimmed glasses and esoteric subject matter, Messersmith is no rock star. But he's a pop genius, with creative ambition to match his songs' considerable charm.

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Sean Rowe

The singer-songwriter brings his booming voice and a succession of ever-louder acoustic-guitar set-ups to the NPR Music offices. And, for good measure, he tells a story about survivalism that'll renew your faith in indoor living.

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Diego Garcia

Taken individually, each tune on Diego Garcia's album Laura is lovely. But listen to each song in sequence and it's even better, like a good book: The sum is greater than the parts. Watch Garcia perform songs from Laura at the NPR Music offices.

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Foster The People

Armed with the summer song of 2011, the band brings "Pumped Up Kicks" and more to NPR Music.

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King Creosote And Jon Hopkins

To immerse yourself in Diamond Mine is to be transported to the Scottish countryside. Standing in the NPR Music offices, the album's unassuming creators somehow lose little of their mystique.

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Phosphorescent

Phosphorescent's Matthew Houck specializes in a sort of free-wheeling weariness, with songs and characters that work extremely hard at taking it easy.