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SiriusXM: Pops / Linked Music: This month's guest is David Chesky

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This month's guest on SiriusXM: Pops / Linked Music is three-time Grammy nominee David Chesky, has earned great respect for his fresh and unique approach to musical compositions spanning jazz, classical, and opera. His latest album is Jazz in the New Harmonic.  

All About Jazz describes it as, "Full of provocative ideas, imbued with soulful expression and charged with the spirit of anticipation, Jazz in the New Harmonic is a portent of things to come from this accomplished composer and sonic provocateur," and called it "a striking manifesto that deals with dissonance and rhythm on equal footing."

In addition to David on piano, the album features Peter Washington on bass, Billy Drummond on drums, Javon Jackson on tenor saxophone, and Jeremy Pelt on trumpet.

David said of the recording: "I wanted to take the harmonic language of 21st century classical music and make it groove…The ideal for me was to create an absolutely new concept of composition in which the jazz and classical would be so blended that you would not be able to identify the jazz roots from the classical roots."

Enjoy this sample from the album and tune in this weekend to hear Peter's interview with David: Saturday, July 20, at 9am (EST), with repeats Sunday, July 21, at 8pm, and Monday, July 23, at 11pm on SiriusXM Pops.