Jazz Legacy Podcasts



The Legacy Jazz podcasts tell the stories behind our classic Jazz artists and albums.


  • Miles Kind of Blue 2

    10/02/2009 Duración: 07min

    Our second Miles Davis segment begins with legendary saxophonist Jackie McLean and Kind of Blue drummer Jimmy Cobb talking about the sound Miles was after with his 1959 sextet at the first Kind of Blue recording session on March 2, 1959.  Herbie Hancock also adds his thoughts on Miles’ priority for the session to capture […]

  • Fats Waller 1

    05/02/2009 Duración: 06min

    Thursdays are Fats Waller day here at the Legacy Podcasts, in honor of Black History Month. Fats Waller is one of America’s great composers and performers of the 20th century. His songs, stride piano style and on-stage and on-screen antics were legendary and made him one of the first African-American superstars. Count Basie sat at […]

  • Miles Kind of Blue 1

    03/02/2009 Duración: 06min

    Our Black History Month feature continues with another great African-American musician – Miles Davis, to honor the 50th anniversary of his landmark album “Kind of Blue.”   Collaborators, friends, critics and historians look back on how this record was created and its impact on music and pop culture over the last 50 years.

  • Santana: Multi-Dimensional Warrior 3

    05/12/2008 Duración: 07min

    Recommended: Santana: Multi-Dimensional Warrior Producer: Joyride Media

  • Santana: Multi-Dimensional Warrior 2

    20/11/2008 Duración: 07min

    In this second episode, guitarists Derek Trucks and John McLaughlin continue the discussion about how Santana’s music relates to his deep, inner spirituality.  Carlos Santana also adds some rare insights on this matter.  Featured songs include “Spirit,” “Live is Worth Living,” “Samba Pa Ti” and more. Recommended: Santana: Multi-Dimensional Warrior Producer: Joyride Media Add the […]

  • Santana: Multi-Dimensional Warrior 1

    11/11/2008 Duración: 07min

    Welcome to part 1 of the Santana Multi-Dimensional Warrior podcast series! Carlos Santana is one of the all-time great rock guitar heroes, and the driving force behind 40 years of classic anthems.  He’s also recorded dozens upon dozens of albums that feature a wide range of music beyond his classic hits like “Black Magic Woman” […]

  • To Be Free – The Nina Simone Story 3

    10/11/2008 Duración: 07min

    Part 3 of the Nina Simone podcast series takes an in-depth look at how Nina’s career was affected by the civil rights struggle of the 50s and 60s.   The injustices of racism inspired the songs she wrote and performed, but her public stances on these issues did not endear her to the establishment. Nina’s […]

  • To Be Free – The Nina Simone Story 2

    07/11/2008 Duración: 09min

    The Nina Simone podcast series continues with a great story from Nina Simone’s close friend, Vertamae Grosvenor, involving a “to go” plate of home cooking Nina wanted for a flight nearly 20 years ago.  This is an excellent example of content about a legendary artist that you can only hear in these Legacy Podcast episodes.  […]

  • To Be Free – The Nina Simone Story 1

    05/11/2008 Duración: 07min

    Welcome to the three-part podcast series, To Be Free: The Nina Simone Story. Nina Simone was as powerful and complex a person as the music she played.  In this first episode, Nina’s daughter, known simply as Simone, and journalist David Nathan try their best to define what Nina meant by the concept of “black classical […]

  • The Tony Bennett Podcast, part 3

    22/01/2008 Duración: 06min

    Tony Bennett and Dick Golden conclude their discussions of the American Songbook with “Ain’t Misbehavin’,” “The Way You Look Tonight,” “Anything Goes,” and “She’s Funny That Way.” Although these songs were written more than fifty years ago, they are never dated, are well known all over the world. As Bennett says, “they are our greatest […]

  • The Tony Bennett Podcast, part 2

    22/01/2008 Duración: 07min

    With Host Dick Golden, Tony Bennett tells stories behind his most memorable recordings of the American Songbook classics, and the impact they have had our lives. In the second part of this podcast series, Bennett looks back on “The Very Thought Of You,” “A Foggy Day,” and “You Go to My Head” and the versions […]

  • The Tony Bennett Podcast, part 1

    15/01/2008 Duración: 08min

    Tony Bennett and Dick Golden discuss the great music of the American Songbook, the legendary composers who wrote them, and Bennett’s long career of performing these standards. This first episode features Bennett’s thoughts on “They Can’t Take That Away From Me,” “Moonglow,” “That Old Black Magic” and “It Had to Be You.” You will also […]

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