A key purpose of President Obama’s November trip to Asia was to help manage US relations with a rising China by strengthening ties with other Asian countries. In a new book titled The China Fallacy, Donald Gross argues that the United States can benefit economically from China’s rise, strengthen Chinese advocates of human rights and democracy, and avoid a new Cold War.
Then, Bob talks to Cuban trumpet virtuoso Arturo Sandoval about his life, music, and fellow musicians. He’s just been nominated for Grammys in Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album and Best Instrumental Arrangement.
Finally, Jazz guitarist Pat Metheny has won a stunning 19 Grammys. He sits down with Bob to recount his over thirty five-year career and to discuss his CD Day Trip. Metheny is nominated for Best Jazz Instrumental at Sunday’s Grammy Awards. [Broadcast Date: February 7, 2013]