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Jazz After Dark August 07 2018

Boogie woogie, blues, and mainstream jazz from musicians old and new tonight on Jazz After Dark! Bolyki Brothers, Pete Johnson, Coleman Hawkins, Benny Carter, Lionel Hampton, Art Tatum, Kai Winding & J.J. Johnson, Ella Fitzgerald, Clark Terry & Paul Gonsalves, Pepper Adams Quintet with Thad Jones, Eriko Ishihara, Jimmy Rosenberg, Bria Skonberg, Harold Mabern Trio.

8 pm Tuesday.

Replays Monday 11pm, Tuesday 12 midnight, and Wednesday 10-11pm.

Today's Music From a Portland Point of View. Listening Lyrics Friday August 3, 2018 at 4:00PM

Oakley Pastoor Price is a teen in Portland.  She is an avid live music fan and even though she is a young teen, she has more concerts under her belt then most. 

So you say - what is the up and coming generation listening to. Tune in this Friday and check it out.

For those outside the listening area, this show will be streamed live on KDRT 

Jazz After Dark July 31 2018

Latin jazz, Bossa Nova, some soul jazz, vocals and more tonight on Jazz After Dark!

Featuring: Vivian Lee, Joe Holiday, Ronnell Bright Trio, Chuck Wayne Trio, Vladimir Vassilieff, Kenny Burrell Octet, Tony Bennett, Lee Konitz & the Brazilian Band, Chico O'Farrill, Victor Biglione, Wynton Marsalis, Carlos Cano Escribá & Hernán Milla, Harold López-Nussa.

8 pm on KDRT-LP, 95.7 FM in Davis, CA.   Replays Monday 11pm, Tuesday 12 midnight, and Wednesday 10-11pm.

Album of the Week for August 1 is "The American Egypt" by Mike Viola

I am almost 100% certain that you have not heard Mike Viola's latest album "The American Egypt." But you need to hear it. It's great, it just came out on July 17th - streaming only, nothing physical until the Fall - and it really showcases this songwriter's talents. Join me on August 1 as I play the whole album and we discuss what a middle-aged man can do with his wardrobe to be described as a mutant ninja turtle. Hint: skinny black jeans.

"It's About Modernity": A Conversation with Otura Mun

Catch ÌFÉ live, Saturday, July 28, 2018, at Freight & Salvage in Berkeley, CA

"I've heard a lot of rappers freestyle over a beat, but I've never heard a beat freestyle over a rapper," Otura Mun tells me with a slight smile, and I shake my head and make some kind of sound from my chest to recognize the innovative spirit beneath this clever quip. We're talking about improvisation, something that many of us don't expect to hear in electronic music. But ÌFÉ, Mun's electronic fusion group based in Puerto Rico, goes well beyond the expectations of genre, technology, and tradition, bringing an otherworldly dimension of play to a modern musical form that often relies heavily on programming.

Album of the Week (7/25) Courtney Barnett ~ Tell Me How You Really Feel

Sophomore albums are always intriguing to me when an artist's debut was well received. Seems like the pressure is on to do even better on (often) a shorter amount of time. 

Courtney Barnett delivered with Tell Me How You Really Feel (May 2018) especially when so many garage-rock-slack-style outfits are putting stuff out there. She's from Australia, where many other cool rock bands are from. Maybe that and her collaboration with Kurt Vile in between releases helped. 

Hope you tune in, you nameless, faceless listener, you.