Art Lande Quartet Reunion at Earshot Festival next on Jazz Northwest

One of the many highlights of last Fall’s Earshot Jazz Festival in Seattle was the reunion of Art Lande’s Seattle Quartet from the early 80s, when Art Lande was teaching at The Cornish Institute (now Cornish College of the Arts). An hour’s worth of outstanding original music and spontaneous improvisation from the concert will air on Jazz Northwest, Sunday, February 7 at 2 PM Pacific on 88.5 KPLU, simultaneous streaming at kplu.org .

The quartet of musical friends reassembled on the stage of Poncho Theatre at Cornish on Capitol Hill and played mostly compositions by pianist Art Lande and guitarist Dave Peterson. Art Lande has made his home in Boulder, Colorado for many years, bassist Dean Johnson has long been a mainstay on the New York jazz scene, and they were back in Seattle again with guitarist Dave Peterson and drummer Dave Coleman.

This was not a nostalgic retracing of steps, but fresh original music and spontaneous interaction for this reunion quartet, back together again after many years and having fun playing as a group.

Jazz Northwest is recorded and produced by Jim Wilke exclusively for 88.5 KPLU and kplu.org. The program airs Sundays at 2 PM Pacific and is also available as a streaming podcast at jazznw.org after the broadcast. Next week (2/14) will feature an all-star septet from last Summer’s Jazz Port Townsend at the Saturday night finale. Sit Down, Hang On features Bob Mintzer, Dayna Stephens, Sean Jones, Terell Stafford, Benny Green, John Clayton and Jeff Hamilton.

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Jason Parker’s Picks

The Jazz Now! Seattle Podcast is approaching its 100th episode. In celebration of that milestone, radio hosts Dave Marriott and Jason Parker have put together some of their favorite tracks over the 100 episodes.

Here are Jason Parker’s Picks {click here to listen or click the player below}

Set One: Heavy Rotation

  1. “The Loom” from Byron Vannoy’s Thread, Thread
  2. “Stalemate” from Dave Anderson, Clarity

Set Two: Burners

  1. “India” from Ryan Burns Quartet, London Bridge Live
  2. “Bye Bye Blackwell” from Wellstone Conspiracy, Motives

Set Three: Heavyweights

  1. “Big Chief with a Golden Crown” from Matt Jorgensen, Tattooed by Passion: Music Inspired by the Paintings of Dale Chisman
  2. “Little Frances” from Thomas Marriott, Flexicon

Set Four: New Takes on Standards

  1. “All The Things You Are” from Cuong Vu, Leaps of Faith
  2. “Whisper Not” from Whitney James, The Nature of Love

Set Five: Biggies

  1. “A Brief History of Time Travel” from Zubatto Syndicate, Zubatto Syndicate
  2. “The Trilling Clouds” from Tom Varner, Heaven and Hell

Shout Out: Jazz Now! Seattle

By Katy Bourne

It is with great enthusiasm that I send a virtual high five and a holler out to Seattle jazz musicians Jason Parker and Dave Marriott for their spanking new podcast Jazz Now! Seattle. Jazz Now! Seattle is a weekly podcast that features music from local artists in the Seattle community. The mission of the podcast is twofold: (1) To put the spotlight on Seattle musicians and their projects and to help publicize their performances. (2) To present the thriving Seattle jazz scene to the rest of the world. Now in its fifth week, Jazz Now! Seattle has already been downloaded 1000 times

Jason and Dave are working jazz musicians and both have backgrounds in broadcasting. Jason is a trumpeter, blogger, bandleader and one half of the production and booking company J & J Music. Jason worked in radio for several years and is the former musical director for KMTT radio in Seattle. He is an occasional guest host on KPLU. Dave is an award-winning trombonist and plays with a variety of groups including the Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra, the Emerald City Jazz Orchestra and his own band Septology. Dave was also the force behind the “original” Seattle jazz podcast “Seattle JazzScene.” Jason and Dave combine their experience and knowledge with sheer enthusiasm to create podcasts that offer a unique view of Seattle jazz. They highlight music from “every corner of the jazz spectrum in Seattle.”  So far, the podcasts have included a wide-range of music from artists such as Richard Cole, Wayne Horvitz, Matt Jorgenson, McTuff, Zubatto Syndicate, Gail Pettis, Nelda Swiggett and many, many more. The podcasts are presently focused on artists that are appearing in the Earshot Jazz Festival, which runs until November 7th. In Dave’s words, “We’re both fans of the scene that we’re a part of.”

Jason and Dave record new episodes every Monday and spend the rest of the week editing and also going through music for future podcasts. For two musicians who already have their hands in numerous other ventures, their efforts on behalf of the local scene are amazing. While it would be easier to stay focused solely on their own pursuits, Jason and Dave choose to cheer on other artists and help them get attention for their music. Jason and Dave are true ambassadors for Seattle jazz, and our community is all the better for it. If you haven’t already, I highly recommend checking out Jazz Now! Seattle. While you’re at it, maybe send a message of thanks to Jason and Dave for their time, work and generosity. They deserve it.

“We’ve figured out a way to make something that’s going to be a good contribution.”
– Dave Marriott

For more information, visit: http://jazznowseattle.com/

This Sunday on Jazz Northwest

The all-star Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra Dektet played the December Art of Jazz Concert at The Seattle Art Museum and highlights from the concert will air Sunday 12/30 at 1 PM on Jazz Northwest. Arrangements by Marty Paich, Milt Kleeb, Oliver Nelson, Jimmy Heath and others are featured. Jazz Northwest is recorded and produced by Jim Wilke and heard every Sunday on 88-5, KPLU and kplu.org – made possible by The Boeing Company.

Jazz Northwest is also available on demand as a podcast after the broadcast at www.kplu.org

New Origin Records Podcast Episode Published

A new Origin Records podcast episode has been published featuring the music from Rob Lockart, John McLean, Upper Left Trio, Darrell Grant and the Deep Blue Organ Trio.

You can listen here or goto the Origin Records Podcast page to download the episode. While you are there, go ahead and subscribe to the podcast so you get all the latest episodes.

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Lynne Arriale performance on Jazz Northwest

Pianist Lynne Arriale led her trio on opening night at Centrum’s Jazz Port Townsend. The concert was recorded last July atThe Upstage in Port Townsend and highlights will air on Jazz Northwest on KPLU 88-5 on Sunday November 4 at 1PM PST.

Lynne Arriale was well on her way to becoming a concert pianist when she discovered jazz and brought her considerable ability to jazz. She won the Great American Piano Competition in 1993 and was subsequently invited to join nine other pianists on the 100 Golden Fingers tour of Japan (including legendary pianists Hank Jones, Tommy Flanagan, Kenny Barron among others).

Since forming her own trio, Lynne Arriale has recorded ten CDs, made have many national “best of” lists and received frequent airplay on many jazz radio programs in the US and abroad. She’s as well-known in Europe and Japan and she is in the US.

This program will also be available as a podcast at also be available as a podcast at www.kplu.org after the broadcast date.

Jazz Northwest is recorded and produced by Jim Wilke exclusively for KPLU and is made possible by the Boeing Company.