Jazz Americana

By | April 13, 2014


Guitarist Bill Frisell
In this hour, it’s our salute to jazz Americana. We’ll talk with Irving Berlin biographer Laurence Bergreen about the rags to riches story of one of America’s greatest songwriters, and explore the role jazz musicians played in shaping the glory years of the USO. And we’ll take a quintessential American road trip down America’s Blues Highway, and chat with guitarist Bill Frisell about his search for the next great American sound. (59:00)

Photo: Jazz guitarist Bill Frisell

 

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