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"The Beautiful Music All Around Us"

Musician Stephen Wade join us to explore the stories he unlocked when he set out to learn more about some of the most famous field recordings in American history.


Bryan Ferry: A Forward-Looking Musician Turns To The Past

The Roxy Music singer gives his classic songs a jazz makeover on his new album, The Jazz Age.

Saving The Sounds Of America

It's not easy, even for audio recorded in the last 10 years. The Library of Congress has released a plan for preserving the country's long but fragile archive of recorded audio.

Jim James: On A Spiritual Quest In The Digital Age

The My Morning Jacket singer seeks authenticity in a world of artifice on his first solo album, Regions of Light and Sound of God.

Billy Cobham On World Cafe

Hear the pioneering jazz drummer talk about his 40th-anniversary tour and working with Miles Davis.