In the first half hour, jazz pianist and psychiatrist Denny Zeitlin discusses the psychological aspect of jazz improvisation — and explains how people can unlock their creative impulses. In the second half hour, we talk with California poet laureate Al Young about his new collection of poetry, “Something about the Blues” and how music touches his work. Young will receive the Fred Cody Award for Lifetime Achievement in Literature at the Northern California Independent Booksellers Association on April 13.
Denny Zeitlin, jazz pianist, composer and clinical professor of psychiatry at UCSF (first half hour)
Al Young, poet laureate of California (second half hour)