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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):
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)
Admiration for Kerry Minnear, Steve Winwood, Elton John, 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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