Brian Blade was raised on gospel, soul, and funk. But when he when he was 16 years old, a friend gave him a cassette of Joni Mitchell's Hejira, and it changed the way he understood music.
A look at the world through the eyes of Kanye West, who's getting ready to drop his new self-help book, "Thank You and You're Welcome."
Brazilian-born Cyro Baptista was named the 2007 Percussionist of the Year by the Jazz Journalists Association. He's on Fair Game to discuss his music, and his latest album, Banquet of the Spirits.