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Lynne Arriale.

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May 1, 2012 – A longtime favorite of KPLU, the pianist performs with her trio in the station's Seattle studio. Jazz24

Steve Coleman plays in the ruins of Fort Adams during the Newport Jazz Fest 2011.

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April 27, 2012 – The saxophonist explains his unique dialect: equal parts music theory, esoterica and Charlie Parker. WBGO

Avishai Cohen of Third World Love.

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April 26, 2012 – Folk dances of Africa and the Middle East come to the fore in the bouncy sway of this quartet. WBGO


Now vs. Now: (L-R) Jason Lindner, Panagiotis Andreou, Mark Guiliana.

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April 26, 2012 – Jason Lindner's electro-groove trio refracts the sounds of New York City, from bebop to way beyond. WBGO


Watch Ingrid Jensen Quintet: Live In Concert WBGO

April 10, 2012 – The trumpeter once busked in New York subways. These days, her local gigs are more prestigious. WBGO


Alexis Cuadrado.

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March 28, 2012 – A Spanish bassist in New York addresses the works of a Spanish poet who came decades before him. WBGO


Benny Golson (right) and pianist Sharp Radway perform at the KPLU studios in Seattle.

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March 22, 2012 – Watch the tenor-sax legend perform three of his classic tunes in a session at KPLU in Seattle. Jazz24

Rudresh Mahanthappa performs a Tiny Desk Concert with his band at the NPR Music offices on Feb. 1, 2012.

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March 8, 2012 – The saxophonist's new repertoire salutes electric funk, South Indian modes and swarming solos.


Kendrick Scott.

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March 8, 2012 – The fluid drummer takes his band to his alma mater for a live preview of his upcoming album. WBGO


Donny McCaslin.

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March 1, 2012 – The saxophonist has been on a funk-fueled electric bender, and likely won't unplug any time soon. WBGO


Adam Rogers.

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March 1, 2012 – Amid skronky shredding and biting backbeats, the guitarist leads his trio in concert. WBGO


Avishai Cohen and Eric Harland perform at Fort Adams in Newport, RI.

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February 28, 2012 – Watch an impromptu duo improvisation from the most unorthodox of Newport Jazz Festival venues.

Leala Cyr (left) and Ricardo Vogt.

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February 9, 2012 – She's from a small Midwestern town. He's from Southern Brazil. They blend musical traditions live. WBGO


Bill Frisell plays a Tiny Desk Concert at the NPR Music offices on December 16, 2011.

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February 3, 2012 – The brilliant and nimble guitarist reinvents the songs of John Lennon at the NPR Music offices.


Alicia Olatuja of Olatuja Project.

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January 18, 2012 – A husband-and-wife team reflects the African diaspora in sound, from talking drum to synthesizer. WBGO


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