David Cote -- the theater critic for Time Out New York -- gives us the scoop on what's happening on and off Broadway this year. Joe Jackson reflects on his recent tribute to a jazz great. And Classical mandolinist extraordinaire Avi Avital delivers a virtuosic performance in the studio.
The English singer-songwriter, composer and pianist Joe Jackson (best known for hits like “Is She Really Going Out With Him?” and “Steppin Out”) recently stopped by to talk about his new album of Duke Ellington songs, called "The Duke." Jackson is also quite the stealth connoisseur when it comes to beer -- and so we invited him to sample a few ales with us in this installment of Beer Talk.
English singer-songwriter, composer, and pianist Joe Jackson first burst on the scene in 1979 with the song "Is She Really Going Out With Him?" He followed that with his 1980s hit, "Steppin' Out." Over the years, Jackson's made forays into chamber music, art song and jazz. Now, he's released an album of Duke Ellington tunes, called "The Duke" - and it's anything but standard. He joined us to talk about it.