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From David Bowie to Ella Fitzgerald: Musicians On The Artists Who Inspire Them50:13
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David Bowie sings during a concert appearance in Hartford, Conn. in September 1995. (Bob Child/AP)
David Bowie sings during a concert appearance in Hartford, Conn. in September 1995. (Bob Child/AP)

We listen back to some of our favorite conversations with musicians, speaking about the muses who inspired them to new creativity.

Banjoist Jayme Stone remembers folklorist and song collector Alan Lomax and celebrates his tremendous impact on music. Regina Carter pays tribute to Ella Fitzgerald's voice with her violin. Luciana Souza speaks about finding inspiration in the poetry of Leonard Cohen. Finally, saxophonist Donny McCaslin on working with his hero, David Bowie.

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Jayme Stone, award-winning banjoist, composer and producer. He tweets @jaymestone.

Regina Carter, jazz violinist and MacArthur Genius grant recipient. She tweets @regina_carter.

Luciana Souzamusician.

Donny McCaslin, saxophonist with The Donny McCaslin Group.

This program aired on December 24, 2018.

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