Richard Hilton, Nile Rodgers and CHIC

Rich Hilton keyboard player CHIC

Richard Hilton has had one rich, ongoing career as a keyboard player and producer.  This career and dedication to the craft has created a great musician with an amazing outlook on life and music more broadly. 

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Discussion topics covered during the show (links will open in new tab):

Nile Rodgers and Chic Live

Working with Nile Rodgers

Playing guitar with Eric Clapton

How and why Chic are ‘loaded with love and forgiveness’ for each other

Historical division of keyboard duties in Chic with current line-up and previous line-ups (Russell Graham, Phillipe Saisse, Katreese Barnes)

Rich’s rig

Chic Live at the Budokan 1996

Admiration for Kerry Minnear, Steve Winwood, Elton John, David Bowie

Jump They Say – David Bowie

Working with a Synclavier for Bowie

Gentle Giant – ‘Proclamation’ Official Fan Video

Working with Ric Ocasek

Ric Ocasek – Rockaway (from Fireball Zone)

Rich’s tips for upcoming players (highly recommended listening)

Tag a keyboard player: Cory Henry

Cory Henry playing the Harpejji

Rich’s obsession with the Roli Seaboard (and chamber music)

Desert Island Discs: Meet The Beatles – The Beatles, Are You Experienced? – Jimi Hendrix, The Inner Mounting Flame – Mahavishnu Orchestra, A Love Supreme – John Coltrane, Debut: The Clef / Mercury Duo Recordings 1949-1951 – Oscar Peterson

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