Later this year, Cuban jazz legend Arturo Sandoval will receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom. He talks with guest host Celeste Headlee about his start as a trumpet player in Cuba, his relationship with Dizzy Gillespie, and how American citizenship influenced his music.
Big Joe Williams was part of the first generation of blues players, and lived to help spark the blues revival of the 1960’s. An active performing and recording musician, he traveled the country starting in the 1920’s, and by the 1970’s, had become very popular on the folk circuit as well. He is best known […]Blues Time Machine