The bandleader for The Late Show With Stephen Colbert has released a new album of “funkified” holiday classics. “I love remixing things and making them fit in a different context,” he says.
Barker played with everyone from Billie Holliday to Cab Calloway to Jelly Roll Morton. Scott Simon speaks with Music Inside Out host Gwen Thompkins about the late banjo player and guitarist’s legacy.
The Grammy-winning saxophonist plays Duke Ellington standards with host Marian McPartland in a 1994 session.
More than a quarter century after they emerged from Eugene as a horn-powered, hard-rocking dance band, and over two decades since they ruled as kings of the swing revival with their smash hit “Zoot Suit Riot”, the Cherry Poppin’ Daddies continue to explore the possibilities of taking the roots of classic American swing and giving […]