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Eddie Palmieri: Now A True 'Jazz Master'

The great Latin band leader Eddie Palmieri has just received a Jazz Masters Award from the National Endowment for the Arts, for his lifetime of achievement in jazz. Fresh Air honors the Latin band leader with excerpts from a 1994 interview.

At Home With The Coltranes, Listening To Stravinsky

Saxophonist and composer Ravi Coltrane — son of John and Alice — says his mother's love of symphonic music provided a childhood soundtrack for him and his siblings.

Tracy Grammer On World Cafe

The folk singer returns to World Cafe for the first time since 2005 to play songs by and about the late Dave Carter.

Anders Osborne On World Cafe

The Swedish singer, who's lived in New Orleans for three decades, returns with a new blues album.

Elton John: Old Songs, Old Friends, New Perspectives

In his new memoir Love Is the Cure, John says his struggles with addiction have left him stronger as both a man and a musician.

The Big Apple Gets A Taste Of Latin Music

Once a year, hundreds of prominent and aspiring Latin musicians and industry heads converge on New York City for the Latin Alternative Music Conference. The weeklong event includes business panels, as well as concerts spread throughout the city.