Music Interviews archive
Read Authentic Early Jazz, From A 23-Year-Old 'WomanChild'
June 3, 2013 – Vocalist Cecile McLorin Salvant and pianist Aaron Diehl honor old traditions as young people.
Read Hello Muddah, Hello Drama: The Brief Bloom Of Parodist Allan Sherman
June 3, 2013 – Sherman's Jewish song sendups worked a tight niche. That's what made his crossover so surprising.
Read Eleanor Friedberger Unashamed Of Her Favorite Sounds
June 2, 2013 – On her second solo release, the Fiery Furnaces singer proudly mines the music of her birth decade.
Watch Quadron: For Love Of The Slow Jam
Read City And Colour: A Musician Unplugs To Make A Connection
June 1, 2013 – Dallas Green, formerly of the post-hardcore group Alexisonfire, is making quieter music on his own.
Watch 100 Years After The Riot, The 'Rite' Remains
Listen Quincy Jones: The Fresh Air Interview
Read Dirty Beaches: A Nomad Musician Starts Over (And Over, And Over)
May 26, 2013 – Alex Zhang Hungtai's dreamy rock feels nostalgic — ironic for an artist who's never put down roots.
Read Marshall Chapman: A Lifelong Rocker, Measuring Time By Elvis
May 26, 2013 – A 1956 Elvis Presley concert convinced a then-7-year-old Chapman that she wanted to make music.
Watch It's A Process: Mount Kimbie On Making Their New Album
May 24, 2013 – The British duo struggled, broke through and got by with a little help from its friends.
Read Igor Stravinsky's 'Rite Of Spring' Counterrevolution
May 24, 2013 – The composer's broad range of styles ushered in trends far from the violence of his iconic ballet.
Watch Laura Mvula: A Soulful Voice That Once Answered Phones
May 19, 2013 – Less than two years ago, she was a receptionist. Now, she's touring the U.S. with her debut album.
Watch Marques Toliver: An R&B Crooner With Strings Attached
May 19, 2013 – Toliver's music is anchored by the violin, an instrument that, in a way, chose him.
Watch Bobby McFerrin: Spirituals As Sung Prayers
Read Sam Amidon: Reshaping An American Folk Tradition