Patty Ascher, a Sao Paulo Brazil-based artist comes from a musical family and has been mentored by the legendary Roberto Menescal. Earlier this summer she worked with John Pizzarelli during his Brazilian tour. She's in the Northeast this week performing and joins us on Thursday at 2 pm.
Jazz violinist Regina Carter is one of today's most original and daring musicians. Classically trained, Carter grew up in Detroit, where she absorbed all of the music that Motown had to offer. In 2010, she released the critically acclaimed album Reverse Thread, an exploration of the rhythms and instruments of the African Diaspora. Carter brings her stellar technique and infectious energy to bear when she joins McPartland for "Chattanooga Choo Choo" and "In A Sentimental Mood".
He has recorded and produced some of the most important rock albums of the 70s and 80s. Always changing; never staying the same, David Bowie’s best music seemed one step ahead of everyone else; surprising even his most devoted listeners. But despite his tremendous success. Bowie’s uniquely productive career has been rocked by drug addiction, failed relationships, poor management and sometimes paranoia. Tonight we talk with editor and writer PAUL TRYNKA about his monumental biography DAVID BOWIE: STARMAN. Tune in and listen to Paul discuss Bowie’s time in LA; his work on THE MAN WHO FELL TO EARTH, Bowie’s friendships with Marc Bolan and Iggy Pop and Bowie’s amazingly creative period in Berlin.
Raiders of the Lost Arc star discusses growing up with jazz, her love for Fats Waller and how jazz influences her acting choices.
World renowned percussionist and bandleader Steve Kroon is our guest on Tuesday's Jazz New England. He's played and recorded with everyone from Ron Carter and Diana Krall to Aretha Franklin and Luther Vandross. We'll hear Steve's latest CD "Without A Doubt" and stories of growing up musically in Harlem.
What’s summer without a block party? Join host Tom Shaker as he plays “blocks” of music by your favorite soul artists. Four in a row by Issac Hayes, Sly & the Family Stone, Aretha, JB and many more. Start the grill up at 7pm this Monday for the party!!
Two decades ago, he was "Deep in the Shed," and though he's cut his way up and out, Marcus Roberts has come back to lead his iconic suite: a chronicle of the blues in all its form and feel. He's is joined by drummer Jason Marsalis, bassist Roland Guerin and others. Wendell Pierce hosts.
Singer-Songwriter Aimee Allen is a true renaissance woman. She began singing professionally while attending Yale, later lived and performed in Paris before earning law degrees from Columbia and the Sorbonne. We'll hear selection from her latest release "Winters and Mays" and maybe a live tune or two.
New and transformative trends – social, political and economic - are occurring online via the web and social media. Examples range from the overthrow of Mubarak in Egypt to the rise of the Tea Party in America. As a result, business leaders need to adapt to this brave, complex and often confusing new world.
Our guest, Fardeen Chowdhurry, is founder, owner and operator of Cool Hat Web Design, whose three main focuses are small businesses, non-profits and local artists.
Patricia Neal was one of the most revered and well-respected actresses of stage, film and television. Appearing in such classic films as The Fountainhead, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, The Day the Earth Stood Still, A Face in the Crowd and Hud. She also had as rewarding and productive career in theatre and the early decades of television. The great romance of her life was Gary Cooper, who was married to another woman and she had a complicated and tempestuous marriage to noted children’s book author Roald Dahl. Her personal life was anything but calm and she had to overcome a number of personal tragedies to keep her self acting. Tonight, Inquiry welcomes back actor and writer STEPHEN MICHAEL SHEARER to talk about his intimate and magnificent biography of this great actress: PATRICIA NEAL: AN UNQUIET LIFE.
We hear the term “age defying” used often nowadays. There are also declarations that at age 65, your best years are ahead of you and even that age 90 now is the “new 60”. Our guest tonight, writer SUSAN JACOBY, believes that certainly for a very few people an active productive life well into the nineties is possible. BUT for the majority of us what is now called old old age typically means dealing with costly and debilitating health issues and often for women, poverty. Society is selling us a myth of old age that does not exist yet and may never exist and this is affecting how we think critically about issues like end of life care; in home care of the elderly and Social Security. Tune in tonight for a controversial and frank discussion about the realities of ageing in America. Susan Jacoby’s controversial new book is titled NEVER SAY DIE: THE MYTH AND MARKETING OF THE NEW OLD AGE.