April 21, 2007

New play list uploaded, PDXV CD Review

PDXV A few days ago, I uploaded an entirely new, smokin' set of jazz. From the recent stats, I've noticed that you all are digging the play list as well. Fantastic.

I've got tons of new material from Freddie Hubbard, Horace Parlan (didn't know much about him until recently), Hank Mobley, Keith Jarrett (6 disc At the Blue Note live set- amazing), Herbie Hancock, and Curtis Fuller.

My featured independent artist this month is PDXV, an up and coming jazz quintet from, you guessed it, Portland (PDX is the three digit code for Portland International Airport). They write some original material, which they play live (if you live in Portland or visit PDX, you must see them), but their cover selections are superb - which are nearly all outside the "standard" jazz repertoire. For instance, the opening track on this live album, "Step Right Up to the Bottom", was penned by Harold Land. Another favorite is Kenny Dorham's "Escapade" later on in the disc. Band leader Dick Titterington is confident and very impressive on the trumpet and (is that a flugelhorn I hear??). PDXV: Volume 1 is available online.

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May 7, 2005

Live Concert Review: Upper Left Trio

My wife and I took some friends to see Upper Left Trio last night here in downtown Portland at the swanky Heathman Hotel. The two long sets were fantastic, including a Radiohead cover and the majority of the rest were original compositions. If you haven't heard of this up and coming jazz trio from Portland, check out their website.

I've just uploaded all the tracks from their all-original first album "Cycling" (album cover to the right of the text). All members of the trio are accomplished in their own right (i.e., Charlie Doggett on drums and Jeff Leonard on bass), and the pianist, Clay Giberson, plays regularly with jazz guitarist Dan Balmer in his more experimental jazz group Go by Train.

Be sure to give them a listen and perhaps buy their CD. You won't be disappointed.

Let me know what you think of the trio.

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December 29, 2004

Playlist update, CD Review - Teddy Edwards "Sunset Eyes"

Well, I hope everyone is having a great holiday season. It's a time of reflection, a time of hope, and a time of reconciliation that we all need to experience more than once a year. My wife, daughter, and I had a blessed time together this Christmas.

Teddy Edwards - Sunset EyesWith that, I have updated the playlist a bit to reflect some new albums, including a smokin' album sent to me from Mr. Shorter: Teddy Edwards "Sunset Eyes".

This album I had never seen or heard before. It was cut in August 1959/1960 in LA and features Teddy on tenor, Billy Higgins on drums, and, none other than Portland's own claim to fame, Leroy Vinegar on bass. I hope you enjoy the tracks, I've included the first five from the album on the current playlist (Tempo De Blues, Vintage '57, I Hear a Rhapsody, Up in Teddy's New Flat, and Sunset Eyes).

Well, I hope you enjoy the new additions. Let me know what you're thinking.

Happy new year!

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