Jon Batiste speaks to Kyle Meredith about his upcoming album, We Are, how he’s branching out, and writing between his gigs at The Late Show and for Pixar’s Soul. The New Orleans raised musician goes in depth about the importance of artistry and what it was like working alongside Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross. Also included is an interview from last summer, which took place during the height of the Black Lives Matter protests.
Kyle Meredith With… is an interview series in which WFPK’s Kyle Meredith speaks to a wide breadth of musicians. Every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, Meredith digs deep into the artist’s work to find out how the music is made and where their journey is going, from legendary artists like Robert Plant, Paul McCartney, U2 and Bryan Ferry, to the newer class of The National, St. Vincent, Arctic Monkeys, Haim, and Father John Misty.