Jazz Music Interviews
Listen Cassandra Wilson: 'The Guitar Is My Heart'
Listen Matt Wilson: 'I Hear Melody In All Rhythm'
Watch Kate McGarry: A Singer Inspired By The Spoken Word
June 17, 2012 – While making her new album, McGarry researched what her singing idols sounded like in conversation.
Listen One Father, Eight Sons, Nine Shiny Brass Bells
Listen Mike Huckabee's Musical Education
Listen 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.
Listen 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.
Listen 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'
Listen Vijay Iyer: The Physical Experience of Rhythm
Listen Jenny Scheinman: The Right Amount Of 'Mayhem'
Listen 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.
Listen Catherine Russell: The Fresh Air In-Studio Concert
February 21, 2012 – The standards singer performs several tracks from her new solo album, Strictly Romancin'.