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

The Checkout Simon Rentner

    • Music
    • 4.9, 41 Ratings

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

    A Mixtape of The Checkout Live: Electric Edition Volume 1

    A Mixtape of The Checkout Live: Electric Edition Volume 1

    As live concerts sadly fade into memory, we can at least remind you of some heavy moments fom The Checkout Live . Here’s mixtape (Volume 1) featuring performances by Justin Brown, BIGYUKI, Thiefs, Mwenso and The Shakes, and Mark Guiliana’s Beat Music. Set list below (with links to corresponding podcasts) "I Live In Fear," Thiefs featuring Keith Witty, Christophe Panzani, David Frazier Jr., & Keith Middleton at Nublu "Stranger Things," Justin Brown and NYEUSI , at Nublu "NuNu," BIGYUKI

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Samora Pinderhughes is Hopeful About Our 'Black Spring,' But Wary About the Road Ahead

    Samora Pinderhughes is Hopeful About Our 'Black Spring,' But Wary About the Road Ahead

    Samora Pinderhughes released Black Spring in April — one month before the killing of George Floyd and our country’s larger moment of reckoning. But his EP eerily serves as a musical reflection on our current wave of unrest.

    • 40 min
    Think You've Been Productive in Quarantine? Try Checking in with Tim Berne and David Torn

    Think You've Been Productive in Quarantine? Try Checking in with Tim Berne and David Torn

    A few months ago, saxophonist-composer Tim Berne and guitarist-producer David Torn were on the road with their band Sun of Goldfinger when coronavirus restrictions went into effect.

    • 52 min
    Musical Dialogue at a Distance? With Live and in Lockdown, Dan Tepfer & Friends Take a Swing

    Musical Dialogue at a Distance? With Live and in Lockdown, Dan Tepfer & Friends Take a Swing

    Real-time dialogue is at the heart of improvisation — and it has been all but impossible in an era of social distancing. The limits of our technology, and the stubborn fact of our physical separation, put a damper on the instantaneous connection needed for true musical exchange.

    • 31 min
    The Checkout: Fabian Almazan and Endless Field Envision A Brighter Future For Our Planet

    The Checkout: Fabian Almazan and Endless Field Envision A Brighter Future For Our Planet

    With the world on hold, carbon emissions have slowed, and there are clear skies aplenty. On this 50th anniversary of Earth Day, pianist Fabian Almazan and the duo Endless Field urge us to find similarly clearheaded solutions to our environmental problems.

    • 56 min
    Remembering The Sensitive One: Hear Onaje Allan Gumbs on The Checkout, From 2013

    Remembering The Sensitive One: Hear Onaje Allan Gumbs on The Checkout, From 2013

    Pianist Onaje Allan Gumbs left us on April 7. We’re remembering him with an archival episode of The Checkout.

    • 23 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
41 Ratings

41 Ratings

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.

Nate22790 ,

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

njoshy ,

Jazzzz

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