Conversations

“I’m Constantly Striving”: Archie Shepp in Conversation

“I’m Constantly Striving”: Archie Shepp in Conversation

In a long and wide-ranging interview, the jazz giant thinks about his rapid ascent in the avant-garde, his shift toward the tradition, his new duo set with Jason Moran, and much more.

“We play a little of everything”: Willie Nelson in Conversation

“We play a little of everything”: Willie Nelson in Conversation

The American icon on Sinatra, Django Reinhardt, the art of the duet, his Texas beginnings and more.

TIDAL Backstory: DJ Muggs

TIDAL Backstory: DJ Muggs

The game-changing producer talks Cypress Hill, House of Pain, Roc Marciano, Mach-Hommy and more.

Soul Man: Daniel Lanois in Conversation

Soul Man: Daniel Lanois in Conversation

The super-producer and singer-songwriter on the gospel-dub of his new solo album and how background music can still be brilliant. “I don’t mind if people wash dishes to my records,” he says.

“Alice Is Kind of Eternal”: A Conversation With Alice Cooper

“Alice Is Kind of Eternal”: A Conversation With Alice Cooper

The affable hard-rock pioneer talks about his Detroit-inspired new album, the band’s early Motor City breakthroughs, and how it’s possible that “somebody else could play Alice” after he’s gone.

“Thankful for Everything”: A Conversation With Sergio Mendes

“Thankful for Everything”: A Conversation With Sergio Mendes

On the cusp of 80, the Brazilian icon reflects on decades of rhythm, melody and joyful living.

“The Auteur Approach”: Carly Simon’s Debut Turns 50

“The Auteur Approach”: Carly Simon’s Debut Turns 50

Simon, producer Eddie Kramer and record man Jac Holzman remember the exhilarating, liberating advent of the singer-songwriter era.

CARM: The Art of Crossing Over

CARM: The Art of Crossing Over

With help from Justin Vernon, Sufjan Stevens, Yo La Tengo and others, brass player CJ Camerieri’s solo project gives classical-pop fusions a good name.

Aaron Neville at 80

Aaron Neville at 80

The tender-voiced New Orleanian looks back on his enduring, inspired and surprising career.

“I Don’t Have Any Regrets”: A Conversation With George Coleman

“I Don’t Have Any Regrets”: A Conversation With George Coleman

The jazz titan looks back on his storied career and a newly released archival live recording from 1971.

“We All Grow Together”: A Conversation With Stone Gossard

“We All Grow Together”: A Conversation With Stone Gossard

The Pearl Jam guitarist on Painted Shield, his project with Mason Jennings, and what the future of touring holds for rock’s most revelatory live band.

“I Don’t Want a Word to Define Me, and ‘Jazz’ Is a Word”: Matthew Shipp at 60

“I Don’t Want a Word to Define Me, and ‘Jazz’ Is a Word”: Matthew Shipp at 60

The avant-garde luminary reflects on standout recordings from his TIDAL catalog.

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