We interview Stephon Alexander, physicist, jazz saxophonist, professor at Brown University, and author of the book The Jazz of Physics. Stephon explains why quantum physics is a lot like jazz improvisation and how working on physics in a jazz club led to his most famous string theory calculations. He also tells us how to face down the "please disease" and why synthesizing seemingly disparate fields is the way of the future. Plus, we share an original track from Stephon's album with the musician Rioux. That's right - it's Jazz Hour on TLDNE!