This week:

'Beale Street' And 'Vice' Composer Isn't Afraid To Play The 'Wrong' Notes: Oscar-nominated film composer Nicholas Britell seeks out sounds that capture a movie's essence. His process involves many discussions with directors — and a lot of experimenting.

Line Between Good And Bad Taste Blurs On Oscar Peterson's 'Motions & Emotions': A 50-year old album by pianist Oscar Peterson and a studio orchestra has been reissued by the German label MPS. Jazz critic Kevin Whitehead confesses to having mixed feelings about it.

'The Friend' Novelist Grapples With Suicide, Grief And Student-Teacher Relationships: Sigrid Nunez's National Book Award-winning novel is narrated by a woman grieving the suicide of her longtime friend and former writing professor, whom she slept with once.

You can listen to the original interviews here:

'Beale Street' And 'Vice' Composer Isn't Afraid To Play The 'Wrong' Notes

Line Between Good And Bad Taste Blurs On Oscar Peterson's 'Motions & Emotions'

'The Friend' Novelist Grapples With Suicide, Grief And Student-Teacher Relationships

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