Music Interviews archive
Watch A Rational Conversation: Mish Way On 2013 In Music
The musician and writer talks about the year in music from where she sits, which is right up front.
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.
Listen Donald Fagen On Being A Professional Hipster WXPN
Read Blitz The Ambassador: Fighting Against Invisibility
November 29, 2013 – International rap artist Blitz the Ambassador talks with host Michel Martin about his music.
Read 'It's Hard To Stay Patient': A Conversation With John Mayer
November 28, 2013 – Mayer chats with NPR's Ari Shapiro and performs live in a special Thanksgiving broadcast.
Watch The Electric Bassist With An In-House Composer
Read John Legend On Marriage, Music And 'Genius' Kanye West
November 28, 2013 – Musician John Legend talks about his family and music career.
Read At The BBC, The Beatles Shocked An Institution
Read 'Divided & United': Songs Of The Civil War Re-Imagined
November 25, 2013 – A new collection spans genres and generations to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Civil War.