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Geographer On World Cafe

The glittery electronic pop-rock trio performs songs from its latest album, Myths, on today's show.
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The Jazz Drummer Who Makes Music Out Of Everything

Han Bennink hears sonic possibilities in many objects beyond the typical drum set. The Dutch drum maestro, one of the leaders in European free jazz and free improvisation, joined Fresh Air for an in-studio interview and concert. Before he left, he drummed on virtually everything in the office.
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Andrew Love Of The Memphis Horns Has Died

The saxophonist, who paired with trumpeter Wayne Jackson to form the Memphis Horns, played on dozens of the biggest soul hits of the 1960s and '70s. He died on April 12.
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Loudon Wainwright III Looks Back At His 'Old Man'

Over the past four decades, the singer has chronicled his relationships with his ex-wife, the late Kate McGarrigle, and his children, the singers Rufus and Martha Wainwright. His new album, Older Than My Old Man Now, addresses his relationship with yet another family member: his father.
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Spiritualized: The Man Who Fell To Earth

Frontman Jason Pierce has been through a lot in the past decade: a bout of pneumonia, ongoing liver disease and a long history of drug use. But in writing the band's latest album, Pierce made a conscious decision to play things safer — musically, anyway.
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World Party: A Frontman Waylaid By Illness Returns

Karl Wallinger's music career was abruptly sidelined when he suffered a brain aneurysm in 2001. He regained his ability to perform several years ago, and has just released a five-disc collection called Arkeology.

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