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Donald Fagen (left) and Walter Becker of Steely Dan.

Listen Steely Dan On Piano Jazz

April 18, 2014 – Donald Fagen and Walter Becker play their "Josie" as well as "Mood Indigo" and "Hesitation Blues."


The War On Drugs.

Listen The War On Drugs On World Cafe WXPN

April 18, 2014 – In addition to an epic live performance, we also learn about a perfectionist's creative process. WXPN


The faithful follow penitentes — lay members of a Catholic brotherhood — to Mass at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Santa Cruz, N.M., on Holy Thursday in 2013.

Watch In New Mexico, A Brotherhood Of Ancient Hymns

April 18, 2014 – Life, death and piety are the recurring themes in the hauntingly beautiful hymns called alabados.


The late virtuoso bassist Jaco Pastorius enjoyed only a relatively brief career, but was influential to musicians across genres.

Listen Why Metallica's Bassist Is Producing A Jazz Documentary GPB

April 18, 2014 – Metal superstar Robert Trujillo is funding a film of his hero, the late Jaco Pastorius. GPB


Cheo Feliciano at the opening of The Fania All Stars 2013 world tour in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Read Salsa Legend Cheo Feliciano Dies

April 18, 2014 – One of the most respected figures in Latin music, Feliciano was a legend in Puerto Rico and beyond.

Brett Dennen.

Listen Brett Dennen On World Cafe WXPN

April 18, 2014 – The introverted musician has found his voice and is producing outward-looking, confident material. WXPN


The pulsating imagery for Lakker's "Thermohaline" video.

Watch First Watch: Lakker, 'Thermohaline'

April 18, 2014 – The Irish electronic duo's video for the song "Thermohaline" is haunting and hypnotic.

Sean Carey, who writes and records as S. Carey, performing live with Bon Iver.

Read Name That Drum Fill: Guest Quizmaster S. Carey

April 18, 2014 – Can you identify a song when it's stripped down to a just few seconds of isolated drum pounding?

The Secret Sisters' new album, backed by Jack White and produced by T-Bone Burnett, is called Put Your Needle Down.

Watch Harmony-Loving Sisters Keep It Retro

April 17, 2014 – The Secret Sisters' new album displays a sophisticated twang and a timeless sound.


Enrique Iglesias listens to sweet, sweet jams on a portable cassette player, long before you were born.

Read Does The World Still Need Cassette Tapes?

April 17, 2014 – The short answer: no. But, as tends to be the case, there's a long answer, too.

Jeremiah Jae and Oliver the 2nd of Black Jungle Squad.

Watch Jeremiah Jae And Oliver The 2nd: 'Take It Back To The Essence'

April 17, 2014 – "We just want to make the music the focal point and make that as great as we can make it."

Look, Ma! Behind our backs!

Watch Classical Quartet Gets All Twisted

April 17, 2014 – Watch a bout of musical (and very physical) one-upwomanship that's gone viral.

Jason Moran and The Bandwagon perform in the KC Jazz Club.

Listen Jason Moran On JazzSet WBGO

April 17, 2014 – The pianist's Bandwagon trio offers a unique take on Fats Waller's "Honeysuckle Rose" and more. WBGO


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