The music, life and complex racial identity of jazz great Charles Mingus.
A tribute to legendary singer, songwriter, poet Leonard Cohen.
"The Rocky Horror Picture Show” comes to the small screen. We’ll look at the cult classic’s message now.
Acclaimed Cuban pianist Harold López-Nussa brings his Afro-Cuban Latin jazz – and view of the world -- to our studio.
Alt-folk hero Andrew Bird joins us with his sweet, layered songs of love and chemistry.
We look back on the huge impact of Mexican pop icon, Juan Gabriel.
A big biography of Broadway dance king Bob Fosse – of “Chicago,” the film “Cabaret,” “All That Jazz” – opens up a turbulent life.
An all-female band takes mariachi to old places and new. We’ll talk with the women of Flor de Toloache.
Walkin’ in Memphis. We’ll look at the history of Beale Street and how the Memphis Sound came to be.
Going back to Lead Belly. The blues legend is back. His influences, as big as ever.
Mayer Hawthorne brings his neo-soul sound to our studio.
Jazz pianist Robert Glasper remixes Miles Davis with modern hip-hop, soul and R&B. He joins us.
Steely Dan frontman Donald Fagen talks “eminent hipsters” and the cultural outliers that shaped his sound. He joins us.
Musician-DJ Moby is out with a new memoir. He’s with us in the studio.
Legendary performer, musician Prince has died at age 57. We’ll listen back to a remarkable career
James Brown's former music director called in today. It wasn't a planted call, believe us -- but that didn't make it any less spectacular.
Renowned novelist James McBride, with a deep new take on the godfather of soul, James Brown.
Actor Ethan Hawke as jazz trumpeter Chet Baker in “Born to Be Blue.”
Sir George Martin died this week at 90. We’ll look at how the “fifth Beatle” revolutionized modern music.