Jazz across the generations this week on Jazz Northwest, Sunday August 21, 2 PM on 88.5

LanphereWe like examining the continuum of jazz (thank you, John Gilbreath!) on Jazz Northwest. The students become the rising stars, and the rising stars become the teachers of the next generation and so it goes. Don Lanphere and Larry Coryell were major figures in Seattle jazz, and Roxy Coss was one of Don’s students and played in the Garfield Jazz Band under Clarence Acox. Today, Roxy is active on the New York Jazz Scene. We’ll sample her newest CD and also one by pianist Ariel Pocock who was a product of Newport High School and has also gone on to national prominence.

Also on this week’s show are recent releases from The Jim Cutler Jazz Orchestra, Victoria-based singer Miranda Sage, Seattle singer Dina Blade’s new CD recorded in Brazil, and a bi-coastal meet-up with Seattle’s Jay Thomas and New York-based Gary Smulyan and more.

Jazz Northwest airs every Sunday afternoon at 2 PM Pacific on 88.5 and streams at kplu.org. The program is recorded and produced by Jim Wilke and is available for streaming after broadcast at jazznw.org. Next week’s show will feature The Jazz Port Townsend all-star big band playing a Tribute To Woody Herman, co-led by Jeff Hamilton and Joe La Barbera, both of whom played in the Woody Herman band. (8/28)

“Piano Ends Here” tonight at the Royal Room

Monday, August 15th 8 p.m.
PIANO ENDS HERE

The Royal Room
5000 Rainier Ave South
Seattle, WA 98118
theroyalroomseattle.com

In celebration of the major overhaul of the Royal Room Steinway B, and its tentative absence while its is undergoing repairs, The Royal Room presents “Piano Ends Here” on Monday, August 15th. Using a bizarre and very out of tune piano, the evening will be a preview of composer Wayne Horvitz “21 Pianos”, which will mostly take place in the state of Minnesota during the months of September-November. In this incarnation, local Seattle pianists, past luminaries of the Piano Starts Here series, will each perform a piece of standard repertoire, of their choosing, and an improvisation.

The evening’s pianists will include: Ryan Burns, Robin Holcomb, Alex Guilbert, Dawn Clement, Tim Kennedy, Wayne Horvitz and Josh Rawlings

For more information about the project “21 Pianos”, please visit:
www.waynehorvitz.com/projects/21-pianos/.

The newly refurbished Steinway B will return in late August and in plenty of time for “Piano Starts Here: Alice Coltrane and Lil’ Hardin” on Wednesday, September 21st.

Sonarchy Radio schedule for September on KEXP

Sonarchy is recorded live in the studios at Jack Straw Cultural Center in Seattle. This hour long broadcast features new music and sound art made in the pacific northwest. Sonarchy is now into it’s 21st year of airing on KEXP, Seattle (90.3 fm). Listen for the broadcast every Sunday evening at midnight (PST). The show can be heard live at KEXP.org and furthermore is available in its entirety for two weeks following the broadcast in several streaming audio formats. This months shows will also be available as podcasts shortly after they air. Go to kexp.org/podcasting/podcasting.asp for a vast permanent archive to choose from.

Doug Haire is the producer and mixes these live shows. Sonarchy would not be possible without the efforts and funding provided by Jack Straw Cultural Center. For more about this non-profit organization with a mission to support the sonic arts go to jackstraw.org Thanks for your interest and good music to you!

Sept 4: John Butcher – saxophones, Torsten Muller – bass and Dylan van der Schyff – drums. a spectacular hour of free improvisation. This show recorded in 2008

Sept 11: Swindler
A funk, jazz and groove fusion band. Mike Saskor – guitar, Willow Goodine – keys, Rob Cochran – bass and Chris Martin – drums.

Sept 18: Martin Bland’s Randomized Controlled Trials
Original recordings edited, processed and put onto cdr’s then performed by 6 cd players in shuffle mode. The results are highly entertaining and unique to each performance.

Sept 25: Stuart McLeod and Braintrust
Music for guitar orchestra featuring 4 guitars, 2 basses and Stuart on drums, brainwave sensors and compositions. A massive sound for radio.

Chico Freeman Plus+tet at the Triple Door August 16

Chico Freeman Plus+tet
The Triple Door
Tuesday, August 16, 2016
7:30 PM

 

Chico Freeman – tenor saxophones
Luke Carlos O’Reilly – piano
Kenny Davis – bass
Michael Baker – drums

Chico Freeman, the multi-reedman, composer and producer embodies the intent of jazz by finding new avenues of expression that embrace the heritage and tradition of the music. Many critics have compared him to the greats in jazz history, but the proof, beyond arguable opinion, is in the fact that he has played and recorded with some of the most innovative musicians in the world. Few artists can equal his list of musical associations: Dizzy Gillespie, McCoy Tyner, Elvin Jones, Charles Mingus, Jack DeJohnette, Art Blakey, Wynton Marsalis, Branford Marsalis, Hank Jones, Freddie Cole, Joe Henderson, Bobby Hutcherson, Roy Haynes, Von Freeman, Arthur Blythe, Billy Hart, Lester Bowie, Famadou Don Moye, Cecil McBee, Kirk Lightsey, John Hicks, Mal Waldron, Earth, Wind & Fire, The Eurythmics, The Temptations, The Four Tops, Sting, and many others.