20 episodes

Music and interviews featuring cutting edge artists from around the world.

The Checkou‪t‬ Simon Rentner

    • Music
    • 4.9 • 50 Ratings

Music and interviews featuring cutting edge artists from around the world.

    Learning Until The Very End: An Archival Interview with Chick Corea on The Checkout

    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.

    • 16 min
    The Checkout: Steve Gadd Remembers When Chick Corea Gave Him a Lesson On the Drums

    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.

    • 12 min
    Trumpeter Giveton Gelin on His Assured Debut Album, and Life as a LetterOne Rising Star

    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.

    • 30 min
    The Checkout: Israeli Pianist Shai Maestro on Being More Human, Before His ECM Release

    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.

    • 44 min
    The Checkout: Watch Vincent Peirani and Emile Parisien's Adventurous Take on The Tango

    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.

    • 36 min
    Chilly Gonzales Turns Yuletide Upside Down with 'A Very Chilly Christmas'

    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.

    • 1 hr

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
50 Ratings

50 Ratings

Rob s., JD, MBA ,

Fantastic listening

Excellent podcast with a wide ranging focus on jazz music. Doesn’t focus on only one area but takes a very welcome broad view. Lots of interesting guests and discussions and great music as well.

le boulanger de minuit ,

Check out The Checkout, you will be happy!

An entire other world of jazz has been illuminated. Amazing show! Keep up the good work and especially thanks for supporting the jazz community fund raising the way you do. A lot of musicians and artists will benefit from your efforts.

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Love

This delivers on all accounts. Beautiful music that never fails to peak my interest, open my way of thinking, and inspires me to explore new cultures through genuine artistry.

Thank you Simon, WBGO, and all the guests of the show

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