Cecile McLorin Salvant performs unique interpretations of unknown and scarcely recorded jazz and blues compositions. She focuses on a theatrical portrayal of the jazz standard and composes music and lyrics which she also sings in French, her native language as well as in Spanish.
Host Chet Williamson chats with bassist Martin Wind.
Returning to Inquiry tonight is the acclaimed scientist and writer BERND HEINRICH. Tonight he talks abut his new book THE HOMING INSTINCT: MEANING AND MYSTERY IN ANIMAL MIGRATION. This is a wonderful book that explores how different animals (including people), birds and invertebrates create homes and how they manage to find their way back home. Tune in and learn about beelining, how chestnut trees are spread through the forest and about a spider that made her home in Bernd’s home, right above his desk. Bernd Heinrich is one of the great writers in the study of natural history, tune in and find out why.
Tonight on Inquiry we talk with author and illustrator ANNETTE CATE LEBLANC about her entertaining and informative new book for young readers: LOOK UP! BIRDWATCHING IN YOUR OWN BACKYARD. Tune in and find out how Annette got interested in birds and how she crams so much onto every page. This is one of the best books in a long time that teaches young people how to observe and draw the natural world around them!
Broadway star Ken Page (Ain’t Misbehavin’, 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.
Host Chet Williamson chats with saxophonist Greg Abate.
Join host Tom Shaker for an end of the holiday weekend dance party. We'll play two songs back to back by every artist tonight, double the Aretha, double the JB, double the Sly!! It all starts at 7pm!!!
The boundless creative spirit and pianist Chick Corea spins from jazz to classical to the avant garde. Musicians of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra expand the Corea songbook with their own arrangements. Chick Corea joins them on acoustic piano for Matrix, Crystal Silence and Tones for Joan’s Bones. Wendell Pierce hosts.
Host Chet Williamson chats with organist Jared Gold -- www.jaredgoldb3.com
Former professional baseball player Bill Denehey still recalls the ill-fated slider to Willie Mays, during which he injured his shoulder, that changed the trajectory of his career and life. Like many players past and present, Denehey received a cortisone shot in both this and subsequent instances in order to dull the pain and stay in the game. At 68, Denehey still deals with health issues he attributes to the overuse of cortisone shots during his career - including being blind. Tune in this Sunday evening at 10:30 to hear Denehy's troubling story.
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