Zakir Hussain – Podcast 277

A freewheeling interview with Zakir Hussain, widely hailed as one of the greatest percussionists of our time. Zakir Hussain is the son of Alla Rakha, the charismatic tabla player who helped Ravi Shankar capture a Western Audience (hint: you’ve seen him if checked out the Woodstock movie.)    By the time Zakir was 11 he was touring […]

Reggie Workman – NEA Jazz Master

This was an incredible chance to sit down with a living legend of music: Reggie Workman. Reggie will be celebrated at the the 2020 NEA Jazz Masters Tribute concert tonight. Watch here In 1961, Workman joined the John Coltrane Quartet, replacing Steve Davis. He was present for the saxophonist’s Live at the Village Vanguard sessions, and […]