Music Interviews archive
Watch Venezuelan Hip-Hop Takes On Police Corruption
Read O Brothers: Drummers Brian and Brady Blade
Read Why Would Nick Lowe Make A Christmas Album? Ask Nick Lowe
December 8, 2013 – The esteemed songwriter explains his conflicted stance on holiday music, and performs live.
Watch On Becoming Llewyn Davis, A Hero Who Excels At Failing
December 4, 2013 – Actor Oscar Isaac tells NPR's Melissa Block, "We never talked about him being likable."
Watch A Rational Conversation: Mish Way On 2013 In Music
December 4, 2013 – The musician and writer talks about the year in music from where she sits, which is right up front.
Watch Mark Mulcahy: The Fresh Air Interview
Watch Classical Pranksters Don't Just Play Music: They Play With It
December 3, 2013 – Collective Cadenza, or CDZA, is a group of musicians whose YouTube videos receive millions of views.
Read Yuja Wang: Rooted In Diligence, Inspired By Improvisation
December 2, 2013 – The pianist says she hears a connection between "Rach 3" and improvisations from the late Art Tatum.
Read Ben Allison: Leading A Stellar Band Far Beyond The World
December 1, 2013 – Jazz bassist and composer Ben Allison discusses his new album, The Stars Look Very Different Today.
Read Bringing Jazz On Walkabout: Jon Batiste And Stay Human
December 1, 2013 – The pianist, a member of a Louisiana musical dynasty, performs live with his freewheeling band.
Tony Joe White's Steamy 'Hoodoo' Rock
Herb Alpert Steps Out With A Little Latin, A Little Piaf
November 30, 2013 – The jazz legend and wife Lani Hall join Scott Simon to talk about their new album, Steppin' Out.