Studio SessionsMusicians perform and discuss their work in the studios of NPR and NPR Music station partners. Live music sessions, interviews, and the best new songs in rock, pop, folk, classical, jazz, blues, urban, and world music. Watch video sessions.
Jazz guitarist Pat Metheny stops by NPR's Washington studios for an hour of live music. Metheny, on tour for his latest CD, The Way Up, talks with John Ydstie and callers about his approach to songwriting. Metheny's new album is a single, long piece divided into four parts.
Robert Siegel sits down with violinist Chien Tan for a performance and chat. Tan plays the violin with the Oregon Symphony; she is also one of just a handful of people playing the treble violin, an instrument about the size of a "quarter-size" standard violin and plays an octave higher.
Lead singer Karen Peris of The Innocence Mission turns American standards into dreamy, jazzy lullabies on the group's sixth CD, Now The Day Is Over. Peris says she has sung songs such as "Moon River" and "Over the Rainbow" to her children since they were born.
The Innocence Mission in Studio on Morning Edition - 02/05/2005
Acclaimed Spanish guitarist Pepe Romero represents one of several generations of guitarists in his family. He joins NPR's Fred Child in Studio 4A to perform the Suite Andaluza by his father, Celedonio Romero.
Led by renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma, the Silk Road Ensemble is the musical face of Ma's Silk Road Project, an artistic, cultural and educational organization he founded in 1998 to "study the ebb and flow of ideas along" the ancient trade route.