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Tammy Hall on Piano Jazz

From her earliest musical experiences, pianist Tammy Hall immersed herself in jazz, gospel, and classical music. Now, she has become one of the San Francisco Bay Area's most in-demand musicians. Hear an interview and performance.

Tammy Hall in Studio on Piano Jazz - 05/10/2007

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Back Door Slam: Sizzling Rock Gets the Blues

The British blues-rock trio brings to mind the work of Eric Clapton, Peter Green, and John Mayall — which is especially impressive given that its members are all in their 20s. Hear an interview and in-studio performance.

Back Door Slam: Sizzling Rock Gets the Blues

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Bowerbirds: What Sunday Morning Sounds Like

With sharp songwriting and constant touring, the Bowerbirds trio of North Carolina are turning heads around the country. They play from their debut album, Hymns for a Dark Horse.

Bowerbirds: What Sunday Morning Sounds Like

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Steve Earle: Kinder and Gentler?

WFUV On-Air: Music Discovery Starts Here

Earle's marriage to Allison Moorer two years ago and his move to New York City have resulted in Washington Square Serenade, which the roots-rock icon calls a collection of love songs to his wife and his new home. Hear an interview and in-studio performance.

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Delicious Musical Creations in Boston

From New England Conservatory's Jordan Hall in Boston, From the Top's creative young musicians include an 11-year-old crackerjack violinist performing a showpiece by Sarasate, a prizewinning 18-year old composer with a beautiful romantic string quintet, and a free-spirited flutist who cooks up a tasty musical and culinary offering. This program originally aired on Mar. 21, 2007

Delicious Musical Creations in Boston

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American Music Club: 'Slowcore' and More

XPN

Led by singer-songwriter Mark Eitzel, American Music Club lives up to its name by mixing very different types of American music. When it began in 1982, the band characterized what would become "slowcore," a style marked by its crawling pace. Hear an interview and performance.

American Music Club in Studio on World Cafe 2/27/08

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Les Savy Fav Explodes Beyond Radio

KEXP

Les Savy Fav plays loud, angular, hard-hitting rock. The oft-shirtless Tim Harrington writhes, screams, and whispers his educated and poetic lyrics at the audience as if he's possessed. Somehow, this all translates into a funny and chaotic in-studio performance on KEXP.

Les Savy Fav in Studio on KEXP 11/30/07

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Lizz Wright Returns with 'The Orchard'

The soulful singer-songwriter talks about her new album, The Orchard, during a studio performance chat. Wright opens up about her music, her life, and what's next for her recording career.

Lizz Wright Returns with 'The Orchard'

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Bell X1 Takes Its 'Flock' to the States

XPN

Calling to mind early Radiohead, the Irish band Bell X1 crafts melodic, radio-friendly pop. Flock topped the Irish album charts in 2005, but it's only just been reissued in the U.S., with an ambitious tour to follow. Hear an interview and performance.

Bell X1 in Studio on World Cafe 2/26/08

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Leif Ove Andsnes: Pianist on the Precipice

WGBH Radio

Norwegian pianist Leif Ove Andsnes has traveled Europe to explore the life and music of his country's greatest composer, Edvard Grieg. The quest continues as Andsnes plays Grieg in the WGBH studio.

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Max Roach On Piano Jazz

Roach was one of jazz's legendary drummers — an innovator and co-creator of what became known as bebop. In this program from 1998, Roach relates a few memories of performing with Bird, Monk and Diz.

Max Roach In The Studio

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Kendrick Scott: Consulting the Jazz 'Oracle'

WBGO

The language of jazz has many poets. Drummer Kendrick Scott is one of the genre's most promising young wordsmiths. The 2008 ASCAP Foundation Young Jazz Composer award-winner gives a performance with his group, Oracle, and an interview with WBGO.

Kendrick Scott in Studio on WBGO 2008

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Mike Doughty Navigates 'Stars at Night'

XPN

Mike Doughty is likely best known as the former frontman of Soul Coughing, the "deep slacker jazz" group spawned in 1992. Since the band's break-up, Doughty has built a strong following as a solo artist. Hear an interview and performance from WXPN.

Mike Doughty in Studio on World Cafe 2/21/08

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Diana Navarro and Flamenco's New Wave

WNYC Radio

She doesn't really sing flamenco, or at least not just flamenco. But after the runaway success of her last album, Diana Navarro does lead a generation of artists who are transforming Spain's traditional music. She performs live in studio.

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Ingrid Michaelson Is Everywhere

New York City indie-pop artist Ingrid Michaelson got her big break when Old Navy used her song "The Way I Am" for a sweater collection. She takes time out to play for the Bryant Park Project.

Ingrid Michaelson Is Everywhere

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