Matthew Rhys : Fresh Air Rhys says his version of the iconic criminal defense attorney Perry Mason is more hardboiled than the one Raymond Burr played on TV: "He's a man who kind of lives on whiskey and cigarettes." We also talk about playing a spy in 'The Americans' and growing up in Wales (and masking his accent in auditions).

Kevin Whitehead reviews a new album from trumpeter Ambrose Akinmusire.

Matthew Rhys

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Rhys says his version of the iconic criminal defense attorney Perry Mason is more hardboiled than the one Raymond Burr played on TV: "He's a man who kind of lives on whiskey and cigarettes." We also talk about playing a spy in 'The Americans' and growing up in Wales (and masking his accent in auditions).

Kevin Whitehead reviews a new album from trumpeter Ambrose Akinmusire.