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Guitarist Larry Coryell, Godfather Of Fusion, Dies At 73

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 17:34:00 -0500

The jazz-rock pioneer passed away in his sleep on Feb. 19 in New York City.

Song Exploder: 'Moonlight' Composer Describes Process

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 16:40:00 -0500

Nicholas Britell, the composer for the Oscar-nominated score for Moonlight, describes the story behind his music.

Sex Pistols' Steve Jones On World Cafe

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 14:20:00 -0500

Jones shares stories from his raw, honest and heartfelt new memoir, Lonely Boy: Tales From A Sex Pistol.

World Cafe Next: Jesse Hale Moore

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 11:51:06 -0500

The Philadelphian's forthcoming debut album shows off his soulful falsetto and subtle songwriting. Hear two songs.

Alison Krauss And Buddy Cannon On The Working Relationship Behind 'Windy City'

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 05:01:00 -0500

Krauss' new album is her first solo effort in 18 years, but she and Cannon — who produced Windy City — go back much further than that.

Pegi Young's New Album Is Emotionally 'Raw'

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 07:58:02 -0500

NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks to singer-songwriter Pegi Young about her new album, Raw, about her divorce from Neil Young. She calls it the "soundtrack to the seven stages of grief."

Alt.Latino Explores Afro-Latin Music For Black History Month

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 07:58:00 -0500

It's Black History Month, and NPR's Alt.Latino team shares some gems of Afro-Latin music, ranging from Panamanian inspired hip-hop beats to Brazilian percussion.

Clyde Stubblefield, James Brown's Funky Drummer, Dies At 73

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 17:32:00 -0500

The revered drummer, who suffered from bladder cancer in the past, popularized the breakbeat and became one of the most sampled musicians ever.

Oddisee's 'The Iceberg' Has A Trove Of Stories Beneath Its Surface

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 07:54:30 -0500

The hip-hop artist spoke with NPR's Scott Simon about visiting Syrian refugees, getting detained at airports and what a person's shoes can tell you about cultural difference.

Behind 'La La Land,' A Long Relationship Between A Director And A Composer

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 07:54:00 -0500

La La Land is the third collaboration between writer and director Damien Chazelle and composer Justin Hurwitz. Their first was actually a senior thesis that was released to critical acclaim.

Trudy Pitts On Piano Jazz

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 17:32:56 -0500

The organist performs Duke Ellington's "Mood Indigo" with Marian McPartland in this 1992 session.

Remembering Barbara Carroll, The 'First Lady Of Jazz Piano'

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 15:03:40 -0500

Carroll, who died Sunday, started recording in the late 1940s, when female jazz musicians were still considered a novelty. Originally broadcast in 2003.

World Cafe Nashville: Alison Krauss

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 13:09:00 -0500

Krauss discusses her latest solo album, Windy City, and what she's learned about collaboration in the years since her last recording project.

The Best — Or Worst — Band Of All Time Is Back

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 12:57:00 -0500

The confounding cult band The Shaggs — a trio of New Hampshire sisters who made a single album and then disappeared — are performing at Wilco's Solid Sound Festival.

The Turtles Lose Case Over Rights To Their Oldies In New York

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 10:56:00 -0500

Members of The Turtles lost their New York class action in a ruling from the state's appeals court.