Play It Forward In this series from All Things Considered, Ari Shapiro expands his chain of gratitude conversations with musicians into a recurring interview segment.
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Now more than a decade into his career, James Blake returns to his early years in the U.K. dance music scene in this installment of Play It Forward. Christopher Parsons/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Play It Forward: James Blake On Playing His Biggest Shows Ever, From His Living Room

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Aided by an ensemble cast of jazz musicians new and old, Lakecia Benjamin recorded the entirety of her new album 'Pursuance: The Coltranes' in two days. Elizabeth Leitzell/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Play It Forward: Lakecia Benjamin Sings Through Her Saxophone

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Georgia Anne Muldrow was Robin Dann's choice on the last episode of Play It Forward. Muldrow moves the chain of gratitude along to saxophonist Lakecia Benjamin. Priscilla Jimenez/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Play It Forward: Georgia Anne Muldrow On Building Worlds Through Music

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Bernice was Glenn Copeland's choice of an artist he's thankful for in All Things Considered's series Play it Forward. In this edition, Bernice's lead singer Robin Dann chooses Georgia Anne Muldrow. Carter Hutton/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Play It Forward: Bernice's Robin Dann On Writing Music With A Sense Of Surprise

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Glenn Copeland, whose long-overlooked recordings were rediscovered in 2015, was Caribou's choice for Play It Forward. Copeland in turn says he's thankful for the music of the band Bernice. Juri Hiensch/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Play It Forward: Glenn Copeland On Patience, Positivity And The Band Bernice

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In the first installment of Play It Forward producer and composer Dan Snaith, who records as Caribou, speaks about how he was inspired by the long-overlooked electronic innovator Glenn Copeland. Thomas Neukum/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Caribou On 'Suddenly' And The Inspirational Beauty Of Glenn Copeland

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All Things Considered is launching a new series called "Play It Forward," which gives musicians an opportunity to talk to talk about the musicians that inspire them. Mr.nutnuchit Phutsawagung / EyeE/Getty Images hide caption

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Introducing 'Play It Forward': An Ongoing Chain Of Gratitude From Musicians

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