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Christian McBride: Tackling Two Sides Of Jazz At Once

One of the rare jazz bassists to become a formidable bandleader, McBride has just released two albums: a set of intimate duets called Conversations with Christian, and a big-band affair called The Good Feeling.

A Jazz Pianist Gets His Big Break — At Age 85

Boyd Lee Dunlop has relatives who have played with Thelonious Monk and other jazz greats. But he's never released an album himself until now.

Classical Contemporaries Perform With A Ghost

To play the work of composer Manuel de Falla, musicians Zuill Bailey and Isabel Bayrakdarian have enlisted the late master himself — with a little help from digital technology.

Mayer Hawthorne On World Cafe

The soul singer talks about his influences and Snoop Dogg's cameo on his new album, before playing a live set.

Fresh Air Remembers Soul Singer Howard Tate

Tate made a string of hits in the '60s, but then disappeared from public view for more than 30 years. In 2003, he joined record producer Jerry Ragovoy on Fresh Air for a conversation about their collaborations.

Blind Pilot On World Cafe

The Portland folk-rock band beefs up its lineup and fleshes out its sound on We Are the Tide.