Jazz pianist and singer-songwriter Alan Chang has released his album, Check Please. The album’s tracks “traverse themes of love and life, while conjuring a sense of nostalgia and tranquility.” As Chang’s debut solo album, Check Please introduces audiences to Chang’s Jazz-infused Pop.
It took me a long time to find a sound that speaks to as many of my influences and strengths. I finally started writing for my voice while blending my years of foundation in jazz piano and my love for songs.
Check Please was completed with the help of an all star lineup. There are notable collaborations from artists like bassist Pino Palladino (The Who, John Mayer, Blake Mills), David Koz, and Inara George, as well as Russell Elevado (D’Angelo, Common, The Roots) who mixed half the album.
The first half of the album was also produced by Ryan Lerman (Scary Pockets, Lizzy McAlpine), while the second half of the album was produced by Chang and Adam Greenholtz.
The album’s lead single, “Love As A Weapon,” delves into the complexities of partnerships and friendships, inspired by Chang’s personal journey of transitioning from a 19-year collaboration with Michael Bublé.
Check Please represents a bold departure from Chang’s previous endeavors, a fusion of his Jazz foundation and his love for melodies.