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Our recurring puzzler for careful listeners, this week featuring a selection of handpicked fills and intros from jazz drummer Otis Brown III. Hear the fill (or intro) and match it to the song.

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With costumes inspired by Egyptian symbolism and science fiction, the late jazz innovator's band plays an out-of-this-world set in the NPR Music offices on Halloween.

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The Scottish soul singer, a best-seller in Europe, plays songs from his new album, Caustic Love.

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The song is the exuberant sound of a novice exploring the possibilities of alternative electronic dance music with no real rule book or manual at his disposal.

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Mountain Stage

Hear a live set from the banjo master, who's long been expanding the instrument's possibilities.

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