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Tracey Thorn Finds Joy And Angst In Christmas Songs

The English singer and songwriter, formerly of the dance-pop duo Everything but the Girl, confronts the mixed blessings of the holiday season on her new album Tinsel and Lights.

Lianne La Havas On World Cafe

The up-and-coming British soul singer performs songs from her debut album, Is Your Love Big Enough?

Forgotten Gems From The Dave Brubeck Quartet

We remember Dave Brubeck, who died Wednesday at age 91, with a March 2012 review from jazz critic Kevin Whitehead, who wrote about a few of the more obscure titles from Dave Brubeck's quartet.

Celebrating The Life Of Jazz Pianist Dave Brubeck

The jazz master died on Wednesday at age 91. In a 1999 interview with Fresh Air's Terry Gross he talked about his decades in the music industry and his first love: rodeo roping.

Remembering Brubeck's Christmas

Legendary jazz pianist Dave Brubeck passed away earlier this week. He was 91 years old. Host Michel Martin revisits Brubeck's conversation about a Christmas he spent as a soldier during World War II.
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What Makes It Great: Classical Music And Beyond With Rob Kapilow

Rob Kapilow's exuberant commentary could prove you've never listened--really listened--to even the most familiar tunes. Classical music's ambassador takes on all genres--jazz, rap, country--and even the Kojo theme song.


Django Django On World Cafe

The Scottish band performs songs from its debut album and talks with David Dye about the three years that passed between its first single and its debut album.