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

Most Recent Episodes

The Checkout x Jazz Night in America: Top 5 Collabs

Mark Guiliana, Randy Weston, Herbie Hancock, Robert Glasper, Abdullah Ibrahim, and Kamasi Washington are the artists featured in this retrospective podcast celebrating the top Jazz Night In America and The Checkout productions over the years.

Angel Bat Dawid leads a fearless expedition to 'Afro Town' at Winter Jazzfest

Winter Jazzfest artist-in-residence Angel Bat Dawid premieres 'Afro-Town Topics: A Mythological Afrofuturist Revue,' and talks about it on The Checkout with Simon Rentner.

Angel Bat Dawid leads a fearless expedition to 'Afro Town' at Winter Jazzfest

Vijay Iyer shares lessons in stillness for our turbulent time

As his trio settles in for a week at The Village Vanguard, pianist and composer Vijay Iyer stops by The Checkout to share insights, and a glimmer of hope.

Cory Henry walks back the timeline to his 'First Steps,' with a new concert recording

On The Checkout, keyboardist Cory Henry pinpoints the album that marks his rite of passage as an artist.

Cory Henry walks back the timeline to his 'First Steps,' with a new concert recording

Michael Bourne in his element at the Montreal Jazz Festival, with Diana Krall and more

Michael Bourne interviews Diana Krall and tells stories of Charlie Haden, Dave Brubeck, and Tony Bennett at the Montreal International Jazz Festival.

Michael Bourne in his element at the Montreal Jazz Festival, with Diana Krall and more

When Booker T. Jones met Robert Randolph, at a session hosted by Michael Bourne

In 2003, legendary organist Booker T. Jones and pedal steel guitarist Robert Randolph met for the first time at WBGO. That studio performance comes to light again as we celebrate the retirement of our own legendary jazz jock, Michael Bourne.

When Booker T. Jones met Robert Randolph, at a session hosted by Michael Bourne

From Rat Pack to J Dilla: José James Serves a Holiday Vibe

On The Checkout, José James explains why it's finally time for him to release a holiday recording, featuring his takes on Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole, and Donny Hathaway.

Dave Douglas and Joe Lovano aim for the stratosphere on Sound Prints' 'Other Worlds'

Jazz United host Nate Chinen talks with the members of Sound Prints, including its co-leaders trumpeter Dave Douglas and saxophonist Joe Lovano, for a lively conversation about their latest recording, Other Worlds.

Dave Douglas and Joe Lovano aim for the stratosphere on Sound Prints' 'Other Worlds'

Rachel Eckroth, a most mysterious pianist and singer

Pianist and singer/songwriter Rachel Eckroth is a musical shapeshifter of the highest order. She speaks with The Checkout's Simon Rentner about her latest recording, 'The Garden.'

Everybody Should 'Really Care' About Melanie Charles

Vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Melanie Charles joins The Checkout to talk about 'Y'all Don't Really Care About Black Women,' her major-label debut.