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Lloyd Jones: Sitting on a new album til the coast is clear / Coffeeshop Conversations (Not) @ Artichoke Music #247

05/21/2020 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Lloyd Jones made an album with the cream of the Nashville Blues players. He's finally going to get it to you at the end of the summer. And what else he's been doing during the tribulations.


Giving Emily Remler her due, thirty years later

05/10/2020 | 2 comments

By BILL ROYSTON // The tales and trials of the late guitarist Emily Remler.


Tales of the late Richie Cole who died at 72 on May 2

05/04/2020 | 0 comments

By BILL ROYSTON // Remembering a few wild adventures with the Alto Madness of Richie Cole


Jan Garbarek

Bill Royston: Vivid memories of his International Jazz Days / Part 2

05/03/2020 | 0 comments

By BILL ROYSTON // Memories, musings and opinions from past International Jazz Days. Including Anthony Braxton in 90 degree weather wearing a heavy overcoat and a long muffler wrapped around his neck.


Bill Royston celebrating International Jazz Day while quarantined

04/30/2020 | 2 comments

By BILL ROYSTON // Tips on how to celebrate International Jazz Day today and every day...and some remembrances of Past IJD's.


Shelly Rudolph: A new album and worth the wait. / Coffeeshop Conversations (Not) @ Artichoke Music #244

04/27/2020 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Shelly Rudolph's new album has been long in the making, but it's finally here. She talks about it and reads a poem, too. Hear a track at the end.


Ellis Marsalis dead at 85 from Covid-19 / A remembrance

04/02/2020 | 0 comments

By BILL ROYSTON // After one particularly strong performance, the agent who was with us slinked over to the last horn player. Ellis stood up, wagged his finger, and warned "You stay away from him! ...


Jasnam Daya Singh: Composing music for unity / Cofeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #238

03/24/2020 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Jasnam Daya Singh, formerly Weber Iago has a timely new album  of Jazz: Ekta: The Unity Project


Lyle Mays: A remembrance by Bill Royston

03/08/2020 | 1 comments

By BILL ROYSTON: The founder of the Portland Jazz Festival with a fond remembrance of pianist Lyle Mays who passed away on February 20, 2020.


Saxophone Superman Kenny Garrett: Alto Sax Icons Part 3 at Revolution Hall / Portland Jazz Festival 2020

03/06/2020 | 0 comments

By MICHAEL "SHOEHORN" CONLEY // Garrett, dressed in a sharkskin suit and a kufi cap, his body rocking, got into intense overblowing and controlled distortion, hitting multiphonics and harmonics, pushing ...


McCoy Tyner, dead at 81 / A tribute from Bill Royston

03/06/2020 | 0 comments

McCoy Tyner, one of the great Jazz pianists, died today. Read a tribute by Bill Royston


Alto Sax Icons Part 2: Miguel Zenon. “Sonero” 2/27/20, Lincoln Recital Hall, PSU Portland Jazz Festival 2020

03/01/2020 | 0 comments

By MICHAEL "SHOEHORN" CONLEY // Miguel Zenon is a visionary arranger, theorist, and leader, and his voice on the alto sings freely with burning intensity and a sensual and flexible tone, perfectly ...


David Sanborn Alto Sax Icons Pt. 1: 2020 Portland biamp Jazz Festival / Review

02/29/2020 | 0 comments

By MICHAEL "SHOEHORN" CONLEY // David Sanborn kicks off a series of stories on alto players appearing at the 2020 Portland Jazz Festival.


Photo by Diane Russell

Archie Shepp / Ashley Kahn Jazz Conversation Portland Jazz Festival at Art Bar 2020

02/23/2020 | 2 comments

Giant of the Jazz avant-garde Archie Shepp talks music with journalist Ashley Kahn at the Art Bar for the 2020 Portland Jazz Festival.


Stanley Jordan and Larry Carlton / Photo by Diane Russell

Stanley Jordan/Ashley Kahn Jazz Conversation / Portland Jazz Festival 2020 at the Art Bar February 21, 2020

02/22/2020 | 0 comments

Listen to guitarist Stanley Jordan and Jazz journalist Ashley Kahn talking music. Portland Jazz Festival Jazz Conversation.


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