Studio Sessions Musicians perform and discuss their work in the studios of NPR and NPR Music station partners. Live music sessions, interviews, and the best new songs in rock, pop, folk, classical, jazz, blues, urban, and world music. Watch video sessions.

Studio Sessions

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ADHD, 'Merkilegt' (Live)

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The Icelandic jazz-rock quartet performs at the Hafnarfjörður Free Church in Hafnarfjörður, Iceland.

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Over The Rhine On World Cafe

Linford Detweiler and Karin Bergquist's third seasonal album, Blood Oranges in the Snow, feels heartfelt and immediate. Hear a live performance of several songs, including the title track.

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TV On The Radio, 'Happy Idiot' (Live)

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Newly inspired and energized, the Brooklyn band rolls through "Happy Idiot" from 2014's Seeds.

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Michel Petrucciani On Piano Jazz

In this program from 1987, Petrucciani, then 23, performs his own tune, "The Prayer," and host Marian McPartland joins him on "My Funny Valentine."

Michel Petrucciani In The Studio

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An Americana Christmas On World Cafe

Luther Dickinson, Nikki Lane, Robert Ellis and Ronnie Fauss visit the World Cafe bearing holiday gifts.

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Judith Owen And Harry Shearer On World Cafe

The couple hosts a holiday singalong including both original tunes and old favorites.

Judith Owen & Harry Shearer On World Cafe

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Haerts On World Cafe

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Eccentric spelling is just one element that makes the Brooklyn electro-pop band stand out.

Cincinnati indie rockers Wussy were the featured musicians in KEXP's favorite studio session of the year. Brady Harvey/KEXP hide caption

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Watch Public Radio's Best In-Studio Performances Of 2014

Public radio stations across the nation capture thousands of in-studio performances every year. Here are their favorites from 2014, including Wussy, the Revive Big Band and Interpol.

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Yusuf/Cat Stevens On World Cafe

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Hear a mix of old and new music in this session, recorded at Philadelphia's Tower Theater.

Yusuf/Cat Stevens On World Cafe

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Thurston Moore, 'The Best Day' (Live)

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The former Sonic Youth singer-guitarist joins collaborators old and new for a guitar-heavy performance of "The Best Day."

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Parquet Courts On World Cafe

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David Dye sits down with Andrew Savage and Austin Brown to discuss their prolific year.

Parquet Courts On World Cafe

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D.C. Cab Driver Is A Star In Ethiopia

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Hailu Mergia, a keyboard player and Ethiopian music star who lives in the U.S., will get you anywhere you need to go in our nation's capital.

Hailu Mergia On World Cafe

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Lily & Madeleine On World Cafe

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The duo's sibling harmonies jump out at first, but it's the haunting arrangements that stick.

Lily & Madeleine On World Cafe

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2014: The Year In Tiny Desk Concerts

Surveying a year of concerts that took place behind a desk in NPR Music's offices, we offer up highlights from T-Pain to the Pixies to a 12-piece Balkan brass extravaganza.