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Interpol, John Cale, Tin Hat Trio

The Velvet Underground's John Cale; A tribute to ailing Alejandro Escovedo; Slide guitar great Cindy Cashdollar; Danish folk duo Haugaard and Hoirup; Remembering love lost with Tin Hat Trio; The ethereal Swedish jazz trio E.S.T. Featured Artist: Interpol.

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Interpol, John Cale, Tin Hat Trio

Slow Hands

This contemporary New York band has a sound with a similar feel to the late, brooding 1970's band Joy Division -- a sound the band says is unintentional.

Set Me Free

John Cale is best known as the bassist and viola player with The Velvet Underground, but in retrospect it's a small part of his musical life. He's released a number of great solo albums, successful collaborations, and produced many of the early ground-breaking American punk LPs. This is from Cale's latest solo album.

Lenny Kaye

Alejandro Escovedo got his start in a punk band called the Nuns in the mid '70s and went on to pioneer his own blend of folk, progressive country, roots rock and various Latin flavors. He collapsed following a show in 2003 and was diagnosed with Hepatitis C. This album is a benefit to raise money for his medical bills.

Sliding Home

Austin, Texas native Cindy Cashdollar is one of the finest slide guitarists in America, heard on recordings with Dwight Yoakam, Bob Dylan and others. Louisiana blues guitarist Sonny Landreth joins her on this cut.

Middag i Haven

Danish guitarist Morten Hoirup says he and fiddle partner Harald Haugaard "decided to make a CD that vibrated of summer in all the positive ways. We wanted something that gave energy. We think we've succeeded. There's a lot of music that makes us think about how Denmark looks and feels at that time of year."

The Clandestine Adventures of Ms. Merz

They are at times classically based, and at the same time a jazz trio; Definitely one of America's unique talents. You can hear more from the Tin Hat Trio on All Songs Considered episode 4.

Seven Days of Falling

E.S.T. are Esbjörn Svensson on piano, Dan Berglund on bass and drummer Magnus Öström, all part of a new crop of jazz trios. With this CD, they show themselves as one of the best small ensembles in the world.