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  • All In The Family: Father-Son Pairings In Jazz

    June 19, 2015

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    Saxophonist Joshua Redman (left) performs on stage during the "Jazz sous les pommiers" jazz festival on May 9, 2013 in Coutances, France. Dewey Redman (right) performs in St. Paul, Minn., in 2007. (Image Credit: Charly Triballeau/AFP/Getty Images and Chris Felver/Getty Images)

    Jazz is all about great collaborations, and in honor of Father's Day this weekend, composer and bassist Christian McBride, host of NPR's Jazz Night In America and a regular All Things Considered guest, stopped by for a conversation about fathers and sons.

    "I'm not sure if jazz families are any more or less special, [or] dysfunctional, than any other family," McBride says with a laugh. "But with jazz families, you get more melody."

    Below is an edited transcript of McBride's conversation with NPR's Audie Cornish.

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  • Guitarist Steve Khan on Sammy Cahn: Listen Now

    June 19, 2015. Posted by Tim Wilkins.

    Guitarist Steve Khan talks with Rhonda Hamilton about songs written by his father, Sammy Cahn. Cahn won four Academy Awards for his songs, which include many jazz standards and hits for Frank Sinatra, Broadway and Hollywood. Enjoy!

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  • Carlos Henriquez on Tito Puente & Machito: Listen Now

    June 19, 2015. Posted by Tim Wilkins.

    Bassist Carlos Henriquez talks with Awilda Rivera about the legacy of Tito Puente and Machito, and concert tributes to the Latin bandleaders he hosted at New York's Jazz At Lincoln Center June 12 & 13th. Enjoy!

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