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
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...
Aurora Nealand and Tom McDermott are a New Orleans phenomenon who play Buffa's on Esplanade Avenue every Thursday. They usually begin their opening set improvising over the Buster Keaton silent film masterpiece, "One Week." Whenever I'm asked to advise on a NOLA itinerary for travelers...
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.