I first heard Artie Shaw in college about 15 years ago. I was living with two Jazz musicians and a painter in a run down house a bit north of the campus. We had in the CD player a contiuous rotation of Artie Shaw; Johnny Hartman; and Mingus [and yes, the occasional Public Enemy and Johnny Cash] while enjoying other sorts of college pleasures. Anyway, here's an interview with him from 1999.
While in graduate school, I came across a local journal which included a great article by him.
Peace be with you Artie.