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Bassist Nilson Matta talks with Awilda Rivera about his musical tributes to guitarist Baden Powell and the film Black Orpheus, and shareshis memories of performing with Hermeto Pascoal.
Pianist and bandleader Eddie Palmieri talks with Awilda Rivera about his career and new soundtrack for the film “Doin’ It In The Park,” a documentary on street basketball in New York City.
Guitarist Nir Felder talks with Josh Jackson about his new album Golden Age, which explores cinematic visions of both history and jazz.
We remember groundbreaking author and critic Amiri Baraka, who passed away Jan. 9, in this conversation with Josh Jackson on the 50th anniversary of Blues People, which traced the evolution of African-American music.
Bassist Richard Davis talks with Josh Jackson on the occasion of being named an NEA Jazz Master.
Alto saxophonist and educator Jamey Aebersold talks with Josh Jackson about his innovative methods for teaching jazz on the occasion of being named an NEA Jazz Master.
Tenor saxophonist Yusef Lateef, who passed away on Dec. 23, talks with Josh Jackson on the occasion of being named an NEA Jazz Master in 2010.
Bassist/composer Ben Allison talks with Josh Jackson about his new science-inspired CD, The Stars Look Very Different Today.
Photo credit: Greg Aiello
WBGO honors guitarist Jim Hall, who died Dec. 10, with music and excerpts from an in-depth interview from 2004, when he was named an NEA Jazz Master, the nation’s highest honor for a jazz musician.
Alto saxophonist Kenny Garrett talks with WBGO’s Gary Walker about his new album Pushing The World Away.