Tuesday October 21, 2014
New Jazz Archives on Anat Cohen
By: Jeff Haas
This week, it’s stories and sounds from jazz’s history overseas. We’ll talk with Israeli saxophonist Anat Cohen about why Israel is becoming a hotbed for new jazz talent, and take a look at the nearly hundred-year-old history of jazz in Japan. And we’ll hear the story of how the U.S. State Department tried to use jazz as a weapon in the Cold War, and explore Europe’s version of the 1920s Jazz Age.
(To hear Anat’s interview, skip to 0:49:20)