Nate Chinen appears in the following:
Friday, July 18, 2014
In this episode: Last week, the jazz world lost Charlie Haden, who died at the age of 76. One of the most influential bassists of all time, Haden played with luminaries like Ornette Colman, Pat Metheny, and Keith Jarrett -- with whom he recorded the fittingly titled album, Last Dance, released about a month ago. But he also sometimes stepped outside of the jazz realm, revisiting the country music of his childhood spent touring with his family’s band. Nate Chinen, the jazz and pop critic for the New York Times reflects on Charlie Haden's diverse musical career and shares a couple of his must-hear recordings.
Then: You may know Marco Benevento from his winding, sonically rich instrumentals -- or from the Soundcheck theme song, which he wrote. But now, with help of producer Richard Swift, Benevento's forthcoming album, Swift, features the longtime keyboardist singing. Get a taste with his new song "At The Show" -- and watch the music video.
And: Singer and guitarist Keren Ann wowed fans three years ago with a collection of smoky pop songs. Hear her perform live in the Soundcheck studio.
Friday, February 21, 2014
Writer Nate Chinen details the evolution of smooth jazz from airwaves to sea waves.
Friday, February 21, 2014
In this episode: Next week, in honor of the 50th anniversary of The Beatles first playing in the U.S., Soundcheck is reigniting the most important debate of our day: The Beatles vs. The Rolling Stones with a live Smackdown at the New York Public Library. (You can make your case here.)
So in the lead-up, we revisit a recent segment with Bill Janovitz, music writer and founding member of the group Buffalo Tom, who wrote 50 essays for his book called Rocks Off: 50 Tracks that Tell The Story Of The Rolling Stones.
Then, New Jersey-bred indie rock band Saint Rich is derived from another band, the instrumental outfit Delicate Steve. Hear the band play songs from its debut album, Beyond the Drone, in the Soundcheck studio.
And: Smooth jazz -- which had its heyday in the 1980's and early ‘90s -- is making a comeback, especially out at sea. Nate Chinen, jazz and pop critic at The New York Times, discusses the evolution of the much maligned genre, and its resurgence via the cruise industry.
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
We continue our Pick Three series with New York Times music critic Nate Chinen, who presents a trio of must-listen new releases.
Thursday, November 19, 2009
Friday, July 31, 2009
Friday, March 27, 2009
Our series "Seven Sins: The Deadly Medley" concludes with a look at how pride has shaped music in a variety of genres. Considered the most serious of the "seven deadly sins," pride turns out to be a pretty versatile tool in songwriting. New York Times music critic Nate Chinen and ...