The Checkout

Saturday, 12am - 1am

Hosted by Simon Rentner

Music and interviews featuring cutting edge artists from around the world. Including "Check This Out", which showcases new releases of jazz and related music.

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The Checkout and Berklee College of Music present pianist Lawrence Fields, class of 2008. He joins Vicente Archer (bass), Corey Fonville (drums), and John Ellis (saxophone) at Cafe 939's Red Room in Boston.

Originally published February 4, 2016.

Two of David Bowie's last band members, saxophonist Donny McCaslin and pianist Jason Lindner, visit our studios to celebrate the British rockstar's final album Blackstar, a recording that features some of the finest New York jazz-trained musicians. McCaslin and Lindner give us a unique duo performance.

Music recording by David Tallacksen.

Michael League
Arjan Aelmans

  Originally published May 27, 2015.

Bassist Michael League talks with Alex Ariff about his band Snarky Puppy and their new album Sylva, which features the Metropole Orkest.

Studio Session: Philip Dizack Quintet

Oct 2, 2012

A lot can happen in six years. For Milwaukee-bred trumpeter Philip Dizack, it marked the passage of an era worth documenting in his own artistic chronology. 

Studio Session: Chris Dingman Quintet

Jun 21, 2011

Chris Dingman couldn't have a better name for a man who strikes metal bars for a living: "It's perfect," he says. "I had no idea I'd become a vibraphonist." He began playing vibes seriously 12 years ago, studied at Wesleyan University and the Thelonious Monk Institute, and then made the big-league swing into New York's hyper-competitive jazz scene. Dingman has just released his debut album, Waking Dreams. 

The Jason Moran/Robert Glasper Double Trio performs at 713->212: Houstonians in NYC. Recorded January 15, 2011 at 92YTribeca. 

Personnel:

Jason Moran - Fender Rhodes
Robert Glasper - piano
Alan Hampton - acoustic bass
Mark Kelley - electric bass
Chris Dave - drums
Eric Harland - drums 

Producer: Josh Jackson
Mix: David Tallacksen
Assisted by Michael Downes and Michael McGoff

The Checkout is live at Dazzle Jazz Club in Denver, with saxophonist JD Allen's Trio and special guests, Ron Miles and Henry Butler. WBGO's Josh Jackson is your host.

Recorded 9/23/10 in Denver.

Personnel:
JD Allen - tenor saxophone
Ameen Saleem - bass
Rudy Royston - drums
Guests:
Ron Miles - trumpet
Henry Butler - piano (encore)

Producer and Host: Josh Jackson
Recorded by Joey Kloss and Devon Shorb
Mixed by David Tallacksen

Checkout Studio Session: Hiromi

Feb 16, 2010

 

Pianist Hiromi performs on WBGO's The Checkout.  Recorded 2/02/10 in New York, New York, USA.

Personnel:
Hiromi - piano

Set List:
Choux a la Creme
BQE
Place to Be

All compositions by Hiromi Uehara

Recorded February 2, 2010 at Yamaha Piano Studio
Producer and Host: Josh Jackson
Recorded by Josh Webb

Checkout Studio Session: Gerald Clayton Trio

Feb 9, 2010

Pianist Gerald Clayton performs on WBGO's The Checkout.

Personnel:
Gerald Clayton - piano
Joe Sanders - bass
Justin Brown - drums

Set List:
Casiotone
Pothole
One Two You
Trapped in Dream

All compositions by Gerald Clayton.

Recorded January 7, 2010 at WBGO

Producer and Host: Josh Jackson
Recorded by Josh Webb

Checkout Studio Session: Aaron Parks

Oct 6, 2009

Aaron Parks and his quartet visit WBGO and perform music from the pianist's recent recording, Invisible Cinema.

Set List:
Peaceful Warrior
Nemesis
Harvesting Song

All compositions by Aaron Parks

Personnel:
Aaron Parks: piano
Mike Moreno: guitar
Matt Penman: bass
Eric Harland: drums

Producer: Josh Jackson
Mix engineer: David Tallacksen
Recording Assistant: Josh Webb

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