Jazz Music Interviews
Read Days With Dizzy: Arturo Sandoval On His Trumpet Mentor
May 12, 2012 – The Cuban trumpeter befriended Dizzy Gillespie when the American jazzman visited Havana in 1977.
Read On Jazz Day, Jason Moran Makes The Case For Relevance
April 30, 2012 – In the U.S., the audience is aging, and the music has struggled to connect with younger generations.
Watch The Jazz Drummer Who Makes Music Out Of Everything
April 17, 2012 – Han Bennink hears sonic possibilities in many objects beyond the typical drum set.
Read Equilateral Triangles: The Challenge Of The Piano Trio
April 4, 2012 – Jazzman Craig Taborn reflects on the possibilities of the format, and those who exemplified it.
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.