Jazz Music Interviews
Read Wes Montgomery: Early Recordings By A Late Guitar Great
March 25, 2012 – A new collection of rare cuts shows off the jazz guitarist's early career.
Watch Esperanza Spalding: Jazz As 'Radio Music'
Read Vijay Iyer: The Physical Experience of Rhythm
Read Jenny Scheinman: The Right Amount Of 'Mayhem'
Read Robert Glasper: A Unified Field Theory For Black Music
February 25, 2012 – The pianist's new album, Black Radio, connects the dots between jazz, rock, hip-hop and soul.
Read Catherine Russell: The Fresh Air In-Studio Concert
February 21, 2012 – The standards singer performs several tracks from her new solo album, Strictly Romancin'.
Listen Etta James: The 1994 Fresh Air Interview
Read Charlie Haden: A Moment Of Clarity
Read Carolyn Wonderland: A Full 'Meal' Of Texas Blues
Read Barbara Lea: Remembering A Versatile Cabaret Singer
January 6, 2012 – Fresh Air remembers the late singer with excerpts from an interview and in-studio performance.
Read A Jazz Pianist's Cinematic 'Fantasy'
Read Some Christmas Tunes From Rebecca Kilgore And Pals
December 23, 2011 – For the holidays, Fresh Air presents an in-studio concert from singer Rebecca Kilgore.
Read Christian McBride: Tackling Two Sides Of Jazz At Once
December 10, 2011 – The jazz bassist just released two albums — a set of intimate duets and a splashy big-band affair.
Read A Jazz Pianist Gets His Big Break — At Age 85