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John Medeski On Piano Jazz

Medeski joins host Jon Weber to perform a surprising duet and pieces from his new solo piano album.

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Iron And Wine On World Cafe

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Singer-songwriter Sam Beam discusses the sound of his words on Iron and Wine's new Ghost On Ghost.

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Tony DeSare On Piano Jazz

In this 2008 episode, the vocalist and pianist covers Frank Sinatra, accompanies Marian McPartland and performs an original song.

Tony DeSare On Piano Jazz

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KCRW Presents: Quadron

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The Danish pop star Coco O leads a talented band of Los Angeles musicians on Quadron's major-label debut, Avalanche. Watch her perform "Hey Love," live in Santa Monica, Calif.

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Karen Oberlin On Piano Jazz

One of the premier interpreters of the Great American Songbook presents a set of timeless music.

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Jonathan Wilson: Laurel Canyon Personified

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The North Carolina singer-songwriter is devoted to replicating the laid-back West Coast groove of the '70s. Watch him perform a new song, "Love Strong," for KEXP at Seattle's US Social Club.

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Josh Ritter On World Cafe

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Hear the folk-rock singer-songwriter perform songs from his latest album, The Beast in Its Tracks, and discuss finding universal themes in autobiographical work.

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Emmylou Harris And Rodney Crowell Get The Old Band Together Again

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The country legends discuss how Nashville has changed over the years and play songs from their latest collaborative album, Old Yellow Moon.

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Pickwick On World Cafe

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Hear three songs from Pickwick's debut album — and the story behind the Seattle band's reinvention.

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KCRW Presents: TOKiMONSTA

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Los Angeles producer Jennifer Lee (a.k.a. TOKiMONSTA) has toured with Skrillex and Diplo. She recently brought an assortment of gear to KCRW's Morning Becomes Eclectic studio for a live performance.

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The National On World Cafe

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The band plays dour but beautiful songs from its brand-new album, Trouble Will Find Me.

The National On World Cafe

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Cynthia Sayer On Piano Jazz

The banjo player whips up a fresh take on an old-time sound with the help of host Jon Weber.

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Janis Siegel On Piano Jazz

Siegel, a singer, is one quarter of the jazz supergroup The Manhattan Transfer. Throughout the 30 years she's spent with that musical institution, she's also released her own recordings featuring hip, seductive arrangements of standards, as well as newer works. Here, she visits Piano Jazz along with pianist and accordion player Gil Goldstein.

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Low Cut Connie On World Cafe

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The piano-pounding Philadelphia rock band plays songs from its newest album, Call Me Sylvia.

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KCRW Presents: The Olms

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Los Angeles musicians Pete Yorn and J.D. King recently launched a new band called The Olms. Watch them perform "Wanna Feel It" at a private show for friends, family and KCRW listeners.