Jazz United x The Checkout: Pino Palladino and Blake Mills on 'Notes with Attachments'
If you've been following Jazz United for any length of time, chances are good that you are already familiar with The Checkout — a long-running WBGO podcast and radio program hosted by Simon Rentner, who also produces the show. Every week, Simon turns the spotlight to an artist or subject from what he calls "the other side of jazz," exploring new hybrids and swirling currents around the world.
So this week, we're mixing things up a bit with a podcast episode swap — rolling out a recent edition of The Checkout through our Jazz United feed.
We handpicked a good one, featuring electric bass extraordinaire Pino Palladino and multi-instrumentalist and producer Blake Mills. They open up with Simon about how they first met, on a session with John Legend; how the cloistered environment of the recording studio informed the palette of their new album, Notes with Attachments; and how a mutual collaborator, drummer Chris Dave, has evolved the language of groove.
Notes with Attachments is available now on New Deal/Impulse!
This I Dig:
- Greg recommends Prelude No. 1, by No Stress
- Nate endorses the use of music in Judas and the Black Messiah
The Checkout is produced by Simon Rentner. Jazz United is produced by Sarah Kerson.