World Cafe Rebroadcast

World Cafe Broadcast Notification

World Cafe will be broadcasting this session on Wednesday, December 16th, 2015.

World Cafe can be heard on over 200 stations nationwide. Fans can tune into their local affiliate station at the scheduled World Cafe broadcast time, check local listings. Or worldwide, the WXPN Philadelphia stream can be heard at 2pm ET at by choosing WXPN from the ‘Listen Live’ drop-down at the top of the page.

At approximately 5pm ET on the day of broadcast, this episode will be featured as the current show and archived for on-demand streaming at

The broadcast date referenced above reflects the schedule that this show will be fed to our affiliates. While most stations conform to this schedule, it is their prerogative to run the show on a different date.

Jean Luc Ponty Interview at Music Street Journal

We met in the early 80s and talked about collaborating on a project some day. Thirty years later we crossed paths again and decided to do it. It felt so good when we started working on the music that I told Jon it was too bad we did not do it sooner. Jon replied “better late than never.” We had not finished the album but had already found its title.
— Jean Luc Ponty

Jon Anderson Interviewed by Maximum Ink

When I spoke to Jean-Luc last year, I said I’d been writing a couple of songs on top of your music, I’ll send them to you, and hope you like them. That was the energy we started off [with]. For two or three months last year we actually wrote a couple new songs, and we had these ideas of getting together and performing as band. He had great musicians with him. So, I went to Aspen and met with him, and it was like meeting my musical brother. I’ve been talking to him on and off [for] six months. We have a very strong relationship, and feel we’re embarking on a project that’s very, very, interesting.
— Jon Anderson