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Les Blank’s A Poem Is a Naked Person by Alex Zafiris
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Thanks to his son, Harrod Blank, the filmmaker’s forty-year-old documentary on musician Leon Russell is finally released.

Les Blank’s A Poem Is a Naked Person by Alex Zafiris
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Thanks to his son, Harrod Blank, the filmmaker’s forty-year-old documentary on musician Leon Russell is finally released.

Greil Marcus by Matthew Choate
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Rock ’n’ roll and the malleability of historical fact.

Laurie & Friends at BAM’s Next Stage Benefit by Lena Valencia
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Lena Valencia reflects on a Laurie Anderson performance that included everything from news anchors to gospel.

Bill Frisell by Marc Ribot
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Bill Frisell and I have some things in common. We both play guitar differently than other boys and girls. And, before Bill moved to Seattle, we both were “downtown guitarists.” 

Lew Soloff’s With a Song in My Heart by Zoë Anglesey
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Trumpeter Lew Soloff’s With a Song in My Heart reminds one that a lyrical interpretation of clean melody can bring unsung pleasure, and that melody remains an integral element of contemporary acoustic jazz.

Robbie Robertson by John Sinclair

Fresh from recording a new album (Storyville), folk rock singer-songwriter Robbie Robertson discusses his love of New Orleans with John Sinclair.

Dr. John by Stanley Moss
Dr. John in 1990 at Cafe Rakel. Photo by Mark Leet.

Dr. John speaks with long-time listener Stanley Moss about his musical roots, colorful past and his career goals, including film scores and collaborative work.

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