EPISODE439 - Jazz Inspired - Tony Monte09/13/14
TV, radio and film composer talks about working with Steve Allen, Peggy Lee, Carly Simon and others and writing for everything from soap operas to stage productions.
EPISODE438 - Jazz Inspired - Gil Goldstein
Arranger/accordionist Gil Goldstein talks about his work with everyone from Sting to James Taylor and the continuing influence arranger Gil Evans has on his work.
EPISODE437 - Jazz Inspired - Gene Bertoncini
Classical and jazz guitarist Gene Bertoncini discusses how both approaches influence his playing and continue to inspire his recording projects.
EPISODE436 - Jazz Inspired - John Sheridan
Jazz pianist discusses his years playing with Jim Cullumâ??s Band on the radio show â??Live From the Landingâ?? and his thoughts on being a great ensemble player.
EPISODE435 - Jazz Inspired - Gene Casey
With his group The Lone Sharks, Gene carries on the tradition of Western Swing, roots music and old style rock and roll. He discusses the continuing appeal of this music and his soundtrack writing for â??Justifiedâ??, â??Sons of Anarchyâ?? and â??The...
EPISODE434 - Jazz Inspired - Larry Coryell
Jazz-rock pioneer, guitarist Larry Coryell has drawn on musical styles beyond these two forms, throughout his career. He continues to be inspired by a wide array of influences, everything from Tolstoy to Buddism and discusses this, and the challenge...
EPISODE433 - Jazz Inspired - Vince Giordano
Musician and early jazz scholar Vince Giordano fell in love with 20's and 30's jazz at an early age and carries on the tradition performing with his band "The Nighthawks." Vince discusses bringing this music to a broader audience and especially the...
EPISODE432 - Jazz Inspired - Susie Arioli
Canadian singer takes a straightforward, swinging approach to the Standards. Judy talks with Susie and her guitarist Jordan Officer on stage at the Ascona Jazz Festival in Switzerland about their somewhat retro approach to jazz and how that interest...
EPISODE429 - Jazz Inspired - Billy Stritch
Pianist/vocalist Billy Stritch is that rare performer who is a great musician and great entertainer. HeÃ¢??s learned from the best, with long associations with Liza Minnelli and Marilyn Maye, two gals who know a thing or two about winning over an...
EPISODE428 - Jazz Inspired - Blossom Dearie
The late Blossom Dearie delighted audiences with her tasty piano playing, hip vocal interpretations and sly humor. Blossom talks about her inspirations and favorite younger musicians.
EPISODE427 - Jazz Inspired - Ruth Leon
Judy Carmichael interviews Ruth Leon
EPISODE426 - Jazz Inspired - Bryan Batt
Actor/Writer Bryan Batt discusses his role as Salvatore Romano on Mad Men, his recent book about his mother and how jazz and growing up in New Orleans inspires his creativity.
EPISODE425 - Jazz Inspired - Judith Schlesinger
In her new book "The Insanity Hoax" Schlesinger lays siege to the popular notion that to be truly creative, a person must be mentally unbalanced. A PhD psychologist and a jazz critic, Schlesinger discusses myths about Charlie Parker, Chet Baker and...
EPISODE424 - Jazz Inspired - Neil deGrasse Tyson
Astrophysicist and director of the Hayden Planetarium in NYC discusses his love of blues and the connection between science and music.
EPISODE423 - Jazz Inspired - Ken Page
Broadway star Ken Page (Ainâ??t Misbehavinâ??, Cats) and movie actor (Dreamgirls) talks about the way jazz used to influence stage performers and how he misses that influence in many performers today.
EPISODE422 - Jazz Inspired - Charles Osgood
Radio personality and host of CBS Sunday Morning Charles Osgood compares jazz performances and his own writing for radio and TV.
EPISODE421 - Jazz Inspired - George Wein
Jazz impresario George Wein talks about creating the festival phenomenon, his own piano playing and his continuing love affair with jazz.
EPISODE420 - Jazz Inspired - Billy Joel
Musician Billy Joel discusses his studies with jazz great Lennie Tristano and how jazz influences his own music.
EPISODE419 - Jazz Inspired - James Gavin
Writer James Gavin discusses his biographies on Chet Baker, Lena Horne and Peggy Lee and the combination of great talent and great heart that inspired him to write about these three greats.
EPISODE418 - Jazz Inspired - Chico Hamilton
NEA Jazz Master winner, legendary drummer Chico Hamilton discusses starting the West Coast jazz sound in the early years of his career, his appearance in the film classic â??Sweet Smell of Successâ?? and why so many young musicians today canâ??t swing.
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