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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Foals, 'What Went Down' (Live)

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Watch the U.K. rock band perform the stadium-ready "What Went Down" live at L.A.'s Apogee Studio.

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Julia Holter, 'Feel You' (Live)

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The California musician's radiant voice winds through "Feel You" with graceful strength.

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Art Hodes On Piano Jazz

The pianist, an adherent to early jazz styles, was known for his work in New York City in the '30s and '40s. His career continued in his native Chicago, and he appeared on Piano Jazz in 1984.

Art Hodes In The Studio

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Beirut, 'No No No' (Live)

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Watch Zach Condon and company perform the title song from one of KCRW's favorite albums of 2015, No No No.

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Salad Boys, 'No Taste Bomber' (Live)

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The New Zealand trio makes a lovable racket with "No Taste Bomber," played live in the KEXP studio.

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Watch Public Radio's Favorite Sessions Of 2015

Public radio stations filmed thousands of performances this year. Here are a dozen favorites.

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Rickie Lee Jones On World Cafe

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Hear songs from The Other Side of Desire, Jones' first new album of original material since 2003.

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St. Lucia, 'Dancing On Glass' (Live)

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Watch the South African-born synth-pop musician perform "Dancing On Glass" with his band.

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Dilly Dally, 'Desire' (Live)

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Watch the grunge-inspired Toronto band perform "Desire" live in a Seattle studio.

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Thundercat, 'Them Changes' (Live)

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Watch the genre-hopping bassist and singer perform "Them Changes" at the 2015 Pickathon festival.

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Raury, 'Friends' (Live)

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Watch the genre-defying Atlanta musician perform "Friends" live in an L.A. studio.

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Sense Of Place Minneapolis: Low

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Alan Sparhawk and Mimi Parker have spent more than two decades playing slowly in Low.

Low on World Cafe

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Diane Cluck, 'Red August' (Live At Folkadelphia)

From one of WXPN's in-studio sessions comes this delicate performance of voice and homemade marimba.

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