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Ted Nash's new album, Chakra, is out now.

Read 'Something That Is Very Real For Me': Ted Nash Completes His 'Chakra'

November 16, 2013 – The jazz composer embarked on a spiritual journey and created a record steeped in Hindu beliefs.


John Legend performs at the Tiny Desk Concert on Wednesday, October 23, 2013.

Watch John Legend: Tiny Desk Concert

November 16, 2013 – The soul singer retains the easygoing grace of a performer fit for any stage — even a tiny one.


Respect Yourself cover

Read The Soulful, Swinging Sounds Of Stax: A Look Back

November 16, 2013 – Robert Gordon's book explores the tragedies and triumphs of one of the most unlikely soul labels.


Robert Glasper.

Listen Robert Glasper On Piano Jazz

November 15, 2013 – Glasper jams with host Marian McPartland on Herbie Hancock's "Dolphin Dance" in a 2006 session.

Jian Ghomeshi, host of the Canadian radio and TV show Q.

Listen Jian Ghomeshi On World Cafe WXPN

November 15, 2013 – The popular radio and TV host invites WXPN to his Toronto studio for this Sense of Place feature. WXPN


Jimmy Webb.

Listen Jimmy Webb On World Cafe WXPN

November 15, 2013 – The Grammy-winning musician discusses how he was inspired to write some of his most popular songs. WXPN


A remarkably illustrated setlist for musician Dan Wilson.

Read Gallery: The Setlists We've Nabbed

November 15, 2013 – See setlists music lovers have nabbed from Elliott Smith, Sufjan Stevens, Arcade Fire and more.

Scene from the video for Marian McLaughlin's "Before You Leave."

Watch Video: One Musician's Drift Toward Enlightenment

November 15, 2013 – A new song from Marian McLaughlin is for both the wanderer and homebody in all of us.

Kelly Clarkson's new holiday album is titled Wrapped in Red.

Watch Two Sides Of Holiday Cheer From Kelly Clarkson, Nick Lowe

November 15, 2013 – Whether glossy and heartfelt or earnest and playful, these albums can help conjure a holiday mood.


It used to be so much easier.

Read Is There Too Much Music?

November 15, 2013 – As with anything, an over-abundance of music can be downright oppressive. How do you handle it?

Hiatus Kaiyote's Nai Palm performs live in KCRW's studios.

Watch Hiatus Kaiyote, 'Nakamarra' (Live) KCRW

November 15, 2013 – Watch dynamic singer Nai Palm and her crew bring some "future soul" to Morning Becomes Eclectic. KCRW

Jake Bugg's new album, Shangri La, comes out Nov. 19.

Read First Listen: Jake Bugg, 'Shangri La'

November 14, 2013 – The 19-year-old expresses anger and hope within melodies that sound totally right for the radio.

John Digweed, shown here performing in August at Electric Zoo, was one of the biggest names at the Brooklyn Electronic Music Festival last weekend.

Read Business As Usual At The Brooklyn Electronic Music Festival

November 14, 2013 – One of the electronic-dance calendar's more curious weekends still doesn't have much personality.

Red Baraat performs live on Mountain Stage.

Listen Red Baraat On Mountain Stage

November 14, 2013 – Hear the brassy, funky Brooklyn band perform songs from its latest album live in West Virginia.


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