The Checkout - Interviews Podcast
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Pianist Jean-Michel Pilc talks with Simon Rentner about his Cole Porter-inspired album "What Is This Thing."
Brazilian singer Pedro Sa Moraes talks with Tim Wilkins about the "explorative" approach of his generation of musicians.
Saxophonist Walter Smith III talks about his surpising early musical inspirations.
Don Was, Blue Note Records' president, talks with Simon Rentner about the label's superband and rising generation of talent.
Trumpeter Ambrose Akinmusire talks with Simon Rentner about how he was inspired by the music of Lester Bowie and Charles Tolliver.
Trumpeter Theo Croker and singer Dee Dee Bridgewater talk with Josh Jackson about his album "Afro Physicist, which Bridgewater produced.
Trombonist Fred Wesley & singer Martha High talk with Simon Rentner about the legacy of rhythm 'n' blues singer James Brown, their former bandleader.
Trumpeter Hugh Masekela talks with Gary Walker about his life and musical career in South Africa.
Pianist Abdullah Ibrahim talks with Rhonda Hamilton about jazz & the end of apartheid, and The Jazz Epistles, a group he formed with trumpeter Hugh Masekela in the 1950s.
Producer Quincy Jones & film director Alan Hicks talk with Gary Walker about "Keep On Keepin' On," a documentary about trumpeter Clark Terry.
George Clinton talks about his new autobiograhy with guest host DJ Soulsister from WWOZ in New Orleans.
Bill Frisell talks with Josh Jackson about his Concord album "GUITAR IN THE SPACE AGE!" which honors his 1950s and 1960s electric guitar idols.
Tenor saxophonists Odean Pope & Pharaoh Sanders talk with Rhonda Hamilton about their collaborations in saxophone choirs and other projects.
Singer Kavita Shah talks with Simon Rentner about "Visions," her album that blends South Asian and African influences.