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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Dardanelle Hadley On Piano Jazz

In this Piano Jazz session from 1984, Hadley shows off her chops in "All The Things You Are" and duets with host Marian McPartland in "It's Delovely."

Dardanelle Hadley In The Studio

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Lily Frost On Song Travels

The Canadian singer-songwriter exists somewhere between Regina Spektor and Feist. She performs several of her own songs, plus a Billie Holiday classic.

Lily Frost In The Studio

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Twin Shadow, 'Eclipse' (Live)

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The synth-pop band, led by George Lewis Jr., performs a haunting track from its grandiose new album.

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Avers, 'Girls With Headaches' (Live)

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Watch the psychedelic rock quintet pummel out its album highlight, "Girls With Headaches."

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Viet Cong, 'Death' (Live)

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Watch the intense yet melodic punk rockers rip up the KEXP studio with their ferocious energy.

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Brandi Carlile, 'The Eye' (Live)

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Watch the singer-songwriter's beautiful, subdued performance of "The Eye" on the World Cafe.

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Tweedy, 'World Away' (Live)

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Wilco frontman Jeff Tweedy plays a song from his side project's Sukierae with his son behind the drums.

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Mercer Ellington On Piano Jazz

In a 1994 session, Ellington joins host Marian McPartland to discuss working for his famous father Duke, composing and Billy Strayhorn, and to play a piano duet of "C Jam Blues."

Mercer Ellington In The Studio

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Somi On Song Travels

Somi performs her original "Last Song" and joins host Michael Feinstein for "Embraceable You."

Somi In The Studio

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Dom La Nena, 'Llegaré' (Live)

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Loop pedals and percussion beautifully support the Brazilian born cellist.

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Dana Falconberry, 'Possum Song' (Live)

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"All I really care about these days is playing music in beautiful places," the Austin singer says. Watch Falconberry perform live in a large tent at the Wild Basin Wilderness Preserve.

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Arturo Sandoval On Piano Jazz

The trumpeter and pianist performs his original tunes "Surena" and "Romantico," as well as Johnny Green's "Body and Soul."

Arturo Sandoval In The Studio

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