Jazz à la Mode
A PRAIRIE HOME COMPANION with Garrison Keillior
AMERICAN ROUTES with Nick Spitzer
SUNDAY BAROQUE with Suzanne Bona
FROM THE TOP with Christopher O’Riley
CONCIERTO with Frank Dominguez
B.B. King is about all I've had on my mind lately, but he's been a constant in the back of my mind for the better part of five decades. I've been profoundly touched by many musicians in a wide range of styles, but BB's unique among them, a player who almost overwhelms me with emotion every time I hear him.
When I visited the University of Massachusetts in 1975 to look into returning to college, one of the first faculty members I met with was Archie Shepp. I’d been astonished when my cousin Tara told me earlier that year that Shepp and Max Roach were...
Donald Palumbo is the Metropolitan Opera's chorus master. He tells Fresh Air about "stagger breathing," the ways singers protect their voices and his own lack of formal training.
Dr. Heyda Martinez, counselor on Autism, was my guest on April 20, 2015. We talked about the importance of early detection and intervention as well as other matters related to it.
A versatile sideman serves as leader, filling a three-disc, nearly three-hour album with dozens of players, new ideas and transformed old ones. The title is justified.