1. Pioneering woman jazz musician and mother of acclaimed jazz singer Catherine Russell, Carline Ray, died July 18. In the 1940’s, Ray found a home in the all-women band The International Sweethearts of Rhythm (above), as a guitarist and vocalist. Fresh Air spoke with Russell in 2012 about her mother. We listened back to that interview in honor of Ray today on the show.

  2. Fresh Air

    Remembrances

    Carline Ray

    International Sweethearts of Rhythm

    Catherine Russell

  1. Monday: Catherine Russell

  2. catherine russell

  1. Today: an hour-long concert with jazz singer Catherine Russell in the Fresh Air studio.


Catherine Russell: The Fresh Air In-Studio Concert (via Catherine Russell: The Fresh Air In-Studio Concert : NPR) View in High-Res

    Today: an hour-long concert with jazz singer Catherine Russell in the Fresh Air studio.

    Catherine Russell: The Fresh Air In-Studio Concert (via Catherine Russell: The Fresh Air In-Studio Concert : NPR)

  2. catherine russell

    jazz

    strictly romancin'

  1. Upcoming Fresh Air Interviews
Monday: Cartoonist Barry Blitt talks about drawing some of his most famous New Yorker covers, including the one pictured above. He’ll also tell us how to get cartoons in The New Yorker and what it was like to illustrate a new children’s book about George Washington’s 7th birthday. Also, we play an extended cut of our Bret McKenzie interview. 
Tuesday: an in-studio concert and interview with jazz singer Catherine Russell

    Upcoming Fresh Air Interviews

    Monday: Cartoonist Barry Blitt talks about drawing some of his most famous New Yorker covers, including the one pictured above. He’ll also tell us how to get cartoons in The New Yorker and what it was like to illustrate a new children’s book about George Washington’s 7th birthday. Also, we play an extended cut of our Bret McKenzie interview.

    Tuesday: an in-studio concert and interview with jazz singer Catherine Russell

  2. bret mckenzie

    cartoonist

    catherine russell

    jazz

    man or muppet

    new yorker

    barry blitt