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Tonight! Ezra Weiss Big Band - We Limit Not the Truth of God December 8 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm World Premiere and Live Recording - Ezra Weiss Big Band! Don't...
Nov 17, 2018
Tonight! World Premiere Performance and Live Recording - Dec 8, 2018!
You might not expect a group of college administrators to produce an exploratory, freely improvised record like this self-titled record by Oregon's Trio Untold...
Sep 17, 2018
CD Review | Trio Untold's self-titled release by Tree Palmedo
Had trumpet legend Clifford Brown not passed away, tragically, in 1956, he might have ended up sounding something like Charlie Porter. At times, Porter, who...
Sep 11, 2018
CD Review | Charlie Porter's self-titled release by Tree Palmedo
The sound of a B-3 organ trio is a distinctive one, instantly calling to mind the cozy soul-jazz sound of Jimmy Smith and his stylistic descendants. But the...
Sep 07, 2018
CD Review | "...Rides Again!" from the Euge Organ Trio by Tree Palmedo
With big-budget adaptations like The Handmaid's Tale catching the public eye, Canadian writer Margaret Atwood doesn't exactly need more publicity. But with...
Aug 24, 2018
CD Review | "The Atwood Suites" from Andrew Rathbun Large Ensemble by Tree Palmedo
Ryan Meagher is hard to miss on the Portland scene these days. In addition to his hand in the Montavilla Jazz Festival and various educational efforts (and, it...
Aug 20, 2018
CD Review | "Evil Twin" from Ryan Meagher by Tree Palmedo
Since joining the faculty of Portland State University, pianist/multi-instrumentalist George Colligan has made a mission out of collaborating with his students...
Aug 15, 2018
CD Review | "Escape Route" from Other Barry by Tree Palmedo
It's probably safe to say that John Coltrane did not intend for this unreleased session to become his highest-charting record ever. Indeed, there was most...
Jul 24, 2018
CD Review | "Both Directions at Once" from John Coltrane by Tree Palmedo
Saxophonist Bryan Smith's second release of 2018 shares the same personnel as his first, save one important addition. In addition to showcasing his serene...
Jul 23, 2018
CD Review | "Let Me Take You There" from Bryan Smith by Tree Palmedo
Portland native Bryan Smith returned to town from Seattle three years ago, and has hit the scene running as a player and composer, releasing two albums under...
Jul 21, 2018
CD Review | "This Is Water" from Bryan Smith by Tree Palmedo
If you've seen the Roy Hargrove Quintet sometime in the last half-decade or so, you've probably heard the monstrous piano work of Sullivan Fortner, a virtuoso...
Jul 20, 2018
CD Review | "Moments Preserved" from Sullivan Fortner by Tree Palmedo
Editor, Ryan Meagher, here again. This week, just a few days before the 2018 Cathedral Park Jazz Festival, we sit down and talk with one of the most important...
Jul 17, 2018
Rita Rega | An Inside Look at the Cathedral Park Jazz Festival Programming
Editor, Ryan Meagher, here. The Cathedral Park Jazz Festival is almost here. Hopefully you have read some of the interviews JazzScene conducted with the artist...
Jul 13, 2018
An Inside Look at the Cathedral Park Jazz Festival Programming
Electric bassist Zach Teran makes his debut as a leader with this quartet recording, featuring melodic, genre-bending original material that draws on his many...
Jun 22, 2018
CD Review | "Portalis" from Zack Teran by Alex W. Rodriguez
This recording features itinerant improvising pianist Thollem in conversation with two stalwarts of the Portland jazz and improvised music world, drummer Tim...
Jun 21, 2018
CD Review | "Live In Our Time" from Thollem/DuRoche/Stjames by Alex W. Rodriguez
Today's installment of Better Know a CPJF Artist, Catarina New of Catarina New and Brazilian Touch. JazzScene: What is your main instrument, or role in your...
Jun 20, 2018
Cathedral Park Jazz Festival Artist Feature: Catarina New
Inspired by his participation as a co-plaintiff in the 2014 civil rights lawsuit Wolf v Walker that declared Wisconsin's ban on same-sex marriage...
Jun 19, 2018
CD Review | Johannes Wallmann's "Love Wins'" by Alex W. Rodriguez
This recording, the first by this particular constellation of longtime collaborators with ties to southern California, draws on the illustrious lineage of the...
Jun 18, 2018
CD Review | Quoan's "Fine Dining" by Alex W. Rodriguez
Today's installment of Better Know a CPJF Artist, Norman Sylvester. JazzScene: What is your main instrument, or role in your group? Norman Sylvester: Guitar,...
Jun 17, 2018
Cathedral Park Jazz Festival Artist Feature: Norman Sylvester
Today's installment of Better Know a CPJF Artist, Mieke Bruggeman of The Quadraphonnes. JazzScene: What is your main instrument, or role in your group? Mieke...
Jun 16, 2018
Cathedral Park Jazz Festival Artist Feature: Mieke Bruggeman of The Quadraphonnes
Estonian-born pianist Kristjan Randalu's new offering takes the form of a trio with New York-based guitarist Ben Monder and Finnish drummer Markku Ounaskari....
Jun 15, 2018
CD Review | Kristjan Randalu's "Absence" by Alex W. Rodriguez
Portland-based guitarist Chance Hayden's sophomore studio venture, this recording gathers some of the city's most adept jazz-funkateers to both reinterpret 70s...
Jun 14, 2018
CD Review | Chance Hayden's "Get Somethin'" by Alex W. Rodriguez
Today's installment of Better Know a CPJF Artist, David Evans. JazzScene: What is your main instrument, or role in your group? David Evans: Woodwinds,...
Jun 14, 2018
Cathedral Park Jazz Festival Artist Feature: David Evans
The latest experiment from drummer and omnivorous experimentalist Dan Weiss, this recording documents the realization of his long-held aspiration to shred...
Jun 14, 2018
CD Review | "Starebaby" from Dan Weiss by Alex W. Rodriguez
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