Catherine Russell, vocalist from New York City, is interviewed. Also heard are Nina Simone, Lionel Hampton, Kenny Barron, Jason Moran and Ray Charles. The Von Freeman Moment features It Could Happen To You.
A Christmas Eve celebration via the gift of love, performed by Sachal Vasandani, the Norris Turney Quartet, Ben Webster, Miles Davis, Jim Pepper, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Oumou Sangare and Billy Eckstine. The Von Freeman Moment features the composition Crazy She Calls Me.
A New Year’s Eve & Kwanzaa Celebration with music performed by the 2012 NEA Jazz Masters – Jack DeJohnette, Von Freeman,Charlie Haden, Sheila Jordan and Jimmy Owens. The lifetime work of musicians Sam Rivers and Christine Rosholt are also recognized and heralded!