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Learning Until The Very End: An Archival Interview with Chick Corea on The Checkout
Back in 2014, Chick Corea visited The Checkout to promote Portraits , an solo album celebrating artists he admired. Instead, the pianist gave us a clear picture of himself.
The Checkout: Steve Gadd Remembers When Chick Corea Gave Him a Lesson On the Drums
We are all blindsided and deeply saddened by the passing of Chick Corea . One of his longtime collaborators, from his early fusion years up until the very end, is drummer Steve Gadd. He pays tribute to his friend on The Checkout podcast.
Trumpeter Giveton Gelin on His Assured Debut Album, and Life as a LetterOne Rising Star
One year ago, trumpeter Giveton Gelin won the LetterOne Rising Stars Jazz Award , which recognizes undeniable young talent in North America and Europe.
The Checkout: Israeli Pianist Shai Maestro on Being More Human, Before His ECM Release
We’ve always admired Shai Maestro’s fearless approach to music. When he sits down at the piano, especially in an improvisational solo setting, he checks the temperature of a space and lets the music come to him, allowing one idea to flow into another. But he wasn’t always that free.
The Checkout: Watch Vincent Peirani and Emile Parisien's Adventurous Take on The Tango
For years, the French accordionist Vincent Peirani resisted playing tango. Why would a modernist like himself venture down a predictable road? Now, with Abrazo , he not only embraces the tango, but puts his own squeeze on the tradition too.
Chilly Gonzales Turns Yuletide Upside Down with 'A Very Chilly Christmas'
Pianist and songwriter Chilly Gonzales is on the record saying he hates Christmas. In reality, it’s a little more complicated than that.
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