Soundcheck's Best Live Performances of 2012, Part Two

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It's the most wonderful time of the year... because for the last few days, we've been listening back to the most memorable live sessions that were recorded in the Soundcheck studio in 2012. The competition was fierce this year -- but we think we've assembled two great shows.

Be sure to listen to yesterday's show here. Today, we hear from singer and pianist extraordinaire Regina Spektor, modern jazz/R&B/hip op pianist Robert Glasper, and breakout indie Afro-pop artist Sinkane.

Listen to the entire show up above, or check out each performance individually below.

Dr. Dog, "Lonesome" (Jan. 25, 2012)

Dr. Dog - Lonesome

Amanda Palmer, "The Killing Type" (Sept. 21, 2012)

Amanda Palmer - The Killing Type

Debo Band, "Asha Gedawo" (Oct. 19, 2012)

Debo Band - Asha Gedawo

 

Regina Spektor, "Ballad Of A Politician" (May 29, 2012)

Regina Spektor - Ballad of a Politician

Vijay Iyer and Mike Ladd, "My Fire" (Sept. 17, 2012)

Vijay Iyer and Mike Ladd - My Fire

Sinkane, "Jeeper Creeper" (Nov. 8, 2012)

Sinkane - Jeeper Creeper

 

Anais Mitchell, "Ships" (Sept. 4, 2012)

Anais Mitchell - Ships

Charles Bradley, "Why Is It So Hard?" (Dec. 1, 2011)

Charles Bradley - Why Is It So Hard?

 

Rufus Wainwright, "Candles" (May 8, 2012)

Rufus Wainwright - Candles

 

Robert Glasper, "Smells Like Teen Spirit" (Feb. 27, 2012)

Robert Glasper - Smells Like Teen Spirit