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Jason Moran On Piano Jazz

The young pianist joins host Marian McPartland for a duet of "Bemsha Swing" in a 2001 session.

Jason Moran On Piano Jazz

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Plastic Spoon: Stripped-Down Rock

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The New York rock band plays a simple yet sophisticated set in this live session from WNYC's Spinning on Air.

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Singer-songwriters Thao and Mirah recently paired up for a new collaborative project and perform together on today's World Cafe. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Thao And Mirah On World Cafe

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Singer-songwriters Thao and Mirah play songs from their new collaborative album.

Thao And Mirah On World Cafe

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Ellie Goulding's Music 'Lights' Up U.K., U.S.

The Welsh musician's new album Lights topped the U.K. albums chart. She won the "Critics Choice Award" at the Brit Awards and the "BBC Sound of 2010." Host Michel Martin speaks with Ellie Goulding about her childhood and career, as well as the link between art and pain.

Ellie Goulding's Music 'Lights' Up U.K., U.S.

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Legendary funk guitarist Dennis Coffey plays live on today's World Cafe. Doug Coombe/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Dennis Coffey On World Cafe

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Legendary guitarist Dennis Coffey plays live and discusses his role in shaping the Motown sound.

Dennis Coffey On World Cafe

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Watch: tUnE-yArDs On 'Morning Becomes Eclectic'

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Watch singer Merrill Garbus deftly deploy loop pedals and strum her ukulele in this captivating session on KCRW's Morning Becomes Eclectic with Jason Bentley.

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Lloyd Cole On World Cafe

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The veteran singer-songwriter plays live and discusses the making his latest album, Broken Record.

Lloyd Cole On World Cafe

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Roy Eldridge On Piano Jazz

One of the great trumpeters of the swing era, "Little Jazz" talks about a career that includes collaborations with Fletcher Henderson, Gene Krupa and Billie Holiday. In this session from 1986, Eldridge also shows off his piano chops and vocal gifts.

Roy Eldridge On Piano Jazz

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Austin, TX neo-psychedelic band the Black Angels perform live on today's World Cafe. Alexandra Valenti/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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The Black Angels On World Cafe

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The Austin psych-rockers play live and discuss the origins of their '60s-inspired sound.

The Black Angels On World Cafe

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Martha Wash: The Queen Of Clubland Looks Back

As part of the duo The Weather Girls, Martha Wash gained fame with the smash hit "It's Raining Men." Here, Wash talks about her new music, overcoming injustice as she rose in the music industry, and perceptions of physical appearance versus talent.

Martha Wash: The Queen Of Clubland Looks Back

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Sallie Ford: South By Northwest

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Asheville, N.C., native Sallie Ford was born into a musical family, but she didn't find her voice until she moved to Portland. Listen to the singer perform live with her band for opbmusic.org.

Alex Ebert of Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros plays live from his new solo record on today's World Cafe. Adarsha Benjamin/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Alexander Ebert On World Cafe

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The charismatic leader of Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros plays songs from his new solo album.

Alexander Ebert On World Cafe

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Watch: Diego Garcia Live On Morning Becomes Eclectic

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Garcia plays romantic songs from his recent album Laura in this live session from Morning Becomes Eclectic with Jason Bentley.

KCRW Presents: Diego Garcia

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The Low Anthem On World Cafe

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Hear songs from the Rhode Island foursome, recorded live at Philadelphia's Kimmel Center.