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

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Joshua Bell & Jeremy Denk

Two A-list classical artists work up a sweat as they revel in the tender and turbulent music of Brahms and Schumann.

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Blue Man Group

The world-famous entertainers retrofitted their custom-made instruments, confetti cannons, and streamers to fit our Tiny Desk.

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Corinne Bailey Rae

There's real joy in this genre-defying performance by the English singer-songwriter, who performs material from her first album in six years.

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Saul Williams

In this intense performance, you can feel the singer and poet's passion in every sharp, thoughtful, powerful, provocative word.

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The Secret Sisters

The Alabama sibling duo's music can be hymn-like: plain but powerful, heartsick and hopeful. Watch The Secret Sisters perform a river ballad, a hymn and a song capturing some old-fashioned loneliness.

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William Bell

The 77-year-old soul hitmaker, known for co-writing songs like the blues standard "Born Under A Bad Sign," returns to the spotlight with the aid of a 12-piece band.

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Watch Big Thief's Tiny Desk Concert

The band's songs exude muscular warmth, with lyrics that are both memorable and meaningful. Watch Big Thief perform three songs from Masterpiece, recorded live in the NPR Music offices.

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Nina Diaz

As a solo artist on leave from Girl In A Coma, the singer finds new ways to sound ferocious. Here, she performs three songs from an album due out in the fall.

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Margaret Glaspy

Everything serves the songs here: There's no overplaying, no frills, just great music and a tremendous new artist who sounds thrilled to be playing it.

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Eddie Palmieri

An icon for both modern and Latin jazz, the veteran performer continues to break tradition and innovate within many musical styles, including salsa, fusion, Latin funk and more.

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Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals

Watch the invigorating, genre-busting bandleader, drummer, singer and rapper perform four songs — three from this year's Malibu, plus one surprising audience request.

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René Marie

Joined by her Experiment In Truth band, the expressive, charismatic jazz singer performs songs from her new album, Sound Of Red.

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The Jayhawks

The beloved band displays its signature country-tinged rock and close harmonies in four stripped-down songs from its newest album, Paging Mr. Proust.

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Rachel Barton Pine

Watch the genial violinist commune with nearly 300-year-old music by J.S. Bach, played on an instrument built during the composer's heyday.

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Kevin Morby

The singer, known for his work in the bands Woods and The Babies, performs carefully crafted songs with powerful lyrics. Morby released his new album, Singing Saw, earlier this year.