Tom Cole http://kalw.org en Remembering Jim Hall, A Different Sort Of Guitar God http://kalw.org/post/remembering-jim-hall-different-sort-guitar-god Jim Hall was a guitar god, but not in the sense that he could blaze through a zillion notes a minute. He was worshipped by guitarists around the world, but you'd never know it from talking to him.<p>"I don't really have all that much technique anyway, so I try to the best with what I have you know," he said to me earlier this year.<p>The best he had influenced half a century of jazz musicians, earned him the National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Master honor and widely designated him as one of the greatest jazz guitarists of all time. Wed, 11 Dec 2013 10:07:00 +0000 Tom Cole 36995 at http://kalw.org Remembering Jim Hall, A Different Sort Of Guitar God Richie Havens, Folk Singer Who Opened Woodstock, Has Died http://kalw.org/post/richie-havens-folk-singer-who-opened-woodstock-has-died <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tf1B9ktRCkg</p> Mon, 22 Apr 2013 23:30:00 +0000 Tom Cole 26132 at http://kalw.org Richie Havens, Folk Singer Who Opened Woodstock, Has Died What A Life: The Day I Met Elliott Carter http://kalw.org/post/what-life-day-i-met-elliott-carter Transcript <p>SCOTT SIMON, HOST: <p>Elliott Carter died this week, a month shy of his 104th birthday. He had a huge influence on modern classical music. So in 2008, when Elliott Carter was celebrating his centennial, NPR's Tom Cole went to New York City to interview him. And he has this remembrance of what it was like to meet the storied composer.<p>TOM COLE, BYLINE: I was terrified. Sat, 10 Nov 2012 12:33:00 +0000 Tom Cole 19224 at http://kalw.org Janet Feder: An Avant-Garde Artist Takes A Real Risk http://kalw.org/post/janet-feder-avant-garde-artist-takes-real-risk <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oOzinX8e9Pw</p> Sun, 22 Jul 2012 10:58:00 +0000 Tom Cole 13898 at http://kalw.org Janet Feder: An Avant-Garde Artist Takes A Real Risk Two Takes On Christmas Music: Sweet And Sour http://kalw.org/post/two-takes-christmas-music-sweet-and-sour What do you get when one of the songwriters behind a beloved children's program and a champion of challenging new music each approach Christmas songs in their own ways?<p>Not what you might expect.<p>Saxophonist, composer and MacArthur "genius" John Zorn is also a record producer who runs his own label, <a href="http://www.tzadik.com/" target="_blank">Tzadik</a> — the Hebrew word for "righteous one." The top of the label's website reads:<p><blockquote><p><em>Tzadik is dedicated to releasing the best in avant-garde and experimental music.</em><p></blockquote><p>Indeed, Zorn's first stab at c Tue, 20 Dec 2011 05:01:00 +0000 Tom Cole 3150 at http://kalw.org Two Takes On Christmas Music: Sweet And Sour