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Pianist Orrin Evans performs at 92Y Tribeca as part of WBGO's The Checkout Live concert series.

Watch Orrin Evans Trio: Live In Concert WBGO

February 20, 2013 – A strong and harmonically provocative pianist, Evans drives a trio live in downtown Manhattan. WBGO

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Alto saxophonist Tim Green performs at 92Y Tribeca on Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2012.

Watch Tim Green Quintet: Live In Concert WBGO

February 20, 2013 – The emotive Baltimore saxophonist celebrates his debut album, Songs From This Season. WBGO

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Erin McKeown.

Read Erin McKeown On World Cafe WXPN

February 20, 2013 – McKeown's new Manifestra is a self-released, fan-funded album of personal and political folk-rock. WXPN

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Screenshot from the video for Field Report's "I'm Not Waiting Anymore."

Watch Video: A Wrenching Tale Of Sin And Redemption

February 20, 2013 – A emotionally and physically battered homeless man finds salvation in a mysterious woman.

Conductor Colin Davis concludes his cycle of Carl Nielsen's symphonies with the London Symphony Orchestra.

Listen Nordic Symphonies And A $100 Guitar: Music We Love Now

February 20, 2013 – Three albums in our ears: clever Nielsen, glowing Finland and a battered electric guitar.

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Josh Ritter.

Read NPR Music Presents: Josh Ritter Live From New York City

February 20, 2013 – See and hear Josh Ritter perform most of his new album, The Beast in its Tracks, in a live concert.

Paul Thorn performs on Mountain Stage.

Listen Paul Thorn On Mountain Stage

February 20, 2013 – In a West Virginia concert, Thorn demonstrates what "taking a six-pack to church" sounds like.

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Jose James performs before a live audience for KCRW.

Watch KCRW Presents: Jose James KCRW

February 20, 2013 – Watch the stylish jazz singer perform his funky single "Trouble" during a special concert in L.A. KCRW

Sera Cahoone.

Read Sera Cahoone On World Cafe WXPN

February 19, 2013 – The singer-songwriter plays a few warmly charming songs from her latest album, Deer Creek Canyon. WXPN

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Watch Watch Kishi Bashi Cover Beirut

February 19, 2013 – Known for his live looping, Kishi Bashi hires a string quartet to cover one of his favorite songs.

Clockwise from upper left: Bombino, Waxahatchee, Brainstorm, KEN Mode

Read New Music, Brought To You By The Letter 'B'

February 19, 2013 – This week All Songs Considered features new cuts from Brass Bed, Bombino and more.

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