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The Bad Plus - Hurricane Birds makes 'NPR Best Live Sessions of 2020'

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It was a tough year for live music, but NPR's Member stations across the country managed to produce some great radio sessions before and during the pandemic. Here are the best of the bunch, featuring studio performances, home recordings and socially-distanced outdoor sets. Includes; The Bad Plus, "Hurricane Birds.'

"Hurricane Birds" was filmed at the storied Bijou Theatre in Knoxville. We were gifted the opportunity to premiere it courtesy of a unique collaboration with the folks at the Big Ears Festival and the acclaimed trio The Bad Plus, featuring drummer Dave King, bassist Reid Anderson and pianist Orrin Evans. - J. Michael Harrison, WRTI