Music Interviews Interviews with top musicians from jazz, blues, rock, pop, folk, classical, urban, and world music. Listen online to live studio sessions and musician interviews and watch video sessions.

Manuel Galban's Meandering 'Mambo'

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/90988013/91029058" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Perfect Pitch: The Drama of Collegiate A Capella

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/91028150/91028120" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Soul Singer Al Green's Still Got It

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/91009558/91009534" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

What's the Deal with Emo Music?

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/90981582/90981533" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Listen Now

  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/90965367/90962109" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

A New Label For Music's New Blood

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/90951497/90963708" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Richard Wagner was a larger than life figure, and his innovations as a composer changed Western music forever. Hulton Archive/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Hulton Archive/Getty Images

The Self-Help Guide To Wagner

  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/90286740/90277310" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

Gnarls Barkley Crafts an 'Odd' Hit

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/90861361/90939249" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

Folk Music with a Native American Flavor

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/90889679/90889656" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Though Count Basie's band received lukewarm reviews on their first stint in New York, the public warmed up to it quickly. Reg Burkett/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Reg Burkett/Getty Images

Count Basie: The Man and His Music, Pt. 2

  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/90866824/90866380" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

Jamshied Sharifi: The World's Music as 'One'

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/90657533/90854106" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Urban Verbs: Back for One Night Only

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/90777770/90805240" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript