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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.

Anonymous 4 Marks A Milestone Year, Together And Alone

For its 25th anniversary, the vocal quartet commissioned a new piece from Pulitzer Prize-winning composer David Lang. Despite the fact that the group is mostly famous for singing very old music, love fail reflects the world we live in — not some distant and remote mythology.

For One Day, NPR Gets A House Band: Los Straitjackets

The surf-rock band spends a day hanging out at NPR's Washington, D.C., headquarters and helping to provide All Things Considered's soundtrack. It's the first (and perhaps only) time the show has had its own in-house band playing interstitial music live.

Jovanotti On World Cafe

Italian star Jovanotti plays pop and hip-hop from throughout his career and talks about his recent "pilgrimage" to America — the home of the music that has influenced him most.