Christian McBride On Piano Jazz

On this program from 2001, the bassist takes center stage to discuss his favorite gigs and jam with host Marian McPartland in “Billie’s Bounce” and “Midnight Sun.”

Remembering Jazz Violinist John Blake Jr.

For decades, he created unique roles for his fiddle. Hear an interview and performance for Billy Taylor’s Jazz At The Kennedy Center, an archival NPR program.

Makoto Ozoné On Piano Jazz

The pianist solos in his original “Lullaby for Rabbit,” host Marian McPartland performs a “Portrait of Makoto Ozoné,” and together they enjoy musical jokes in Sonny Rollins’ “Sonnymoon for Two.”

Curtis Stigers On ‘Song Travels’

Stigers performs his original “You’ve Got the Fever,” and host Michael Feinstein joins him for a duet of the standard “You Are Too Beautiful.”