50 Jazz Interviews to Get You Inspired

Interviews are a great way to hear and see how jazz musicians think, feel, and articulate their ideas. You can learn a lot just by watching them…

Today we’re sharing with you 50 jazz interviews to get you inspired!

Herbie Hancock & Wayne Shorter

John Coltrane

An Interview in Japan from 1965

Coltrane interview with August Blume in 1958

Coltrane interview in 1960

Lennie Tristano & Warne Marsh

Clark Terry

Bill Evans

Bill Evans interview from 1970

Bill Evans talking about self teaching and the creative process

Excerpt from the Universal Mind of Bill Evans

Charlie Parker

Bird Interviewed in 1950

Paul Desmond interviews Charlie Parker

Lester Young

Lester Young interview from 1951

Lester Young interview from 1959

Clifford Brown

Cannonball Adderley

Gerry Mulligan

Coleman Hawkins

Oscar Peterson

Oscar Peterson interview and performance

Duke Ellington

On the road with Duke

Duke in Sweden

Ella Fitzgerald

Ella interviewed in Helsinki

Chet Baker

Chick Corea

Chick Corea interview that’s pretty entertaining

Dr. Billy Taylor interviews Chick Corea

Charles Mingus

An in-depth glimpse into the of personality of Charles Mingus

Dave Liebman

Dave Liebman interview

Dave Liebman talks about Trane

Dizzy Gillespie

Freddie Hubbard

Freddie Hubbard talking about Louis Armstrong

Freddie Hubbard interview

Ron Carter

A conversation with Ron Carter

Art Blakey

Miles Davis

Insightful interview of Miles, unfortunately part II was taken down by Sony

Chuck Norris

Chuck Norris fights off a bear: the ultimate inspiration