Sunday, September 18, 2011

John Proulx

Nature Boy, Time After Time, Frim Fram Sauce among many.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

‎'My Favorite Things' (1961, video) was Coltrane's first session for Atlantic with: (spotlight artist) Elvin Jones-Drums, Tyner-Piano, Steve Davis-Bass, Eric Dolphy-flute. Jones continued to influence music, bridging the gap between hard bop and the avant-garde. 'Elveen' is the younger brother of Hank (12:41) and Thad, oh yeah! HARD CHOICES Saturdays 11am-1pm KMHD 89.1FM kmhd.org

CALENDAR (source: Jazz Society of Oregon)

Saturday, September 17Allison Inn, Newberg: Mary Kadderly/Dan Gildea/Bill Athens, 6:30-10:30 pm
Monterey, Califronia: "54th Annual Monterey Jazz Festival"
Brasserie Montmartre: Al Criado & Tablao, 8-11 pm
Camellia Lounge: Negara - Middle Eastern Jazz, $5, 9 pm
Cinetopia Vancouver, Mill Plain: JB Butler, 6-10 pm (in the theater)
Cinetopia, Mill Plain: Mark Simon solo piano, 6-10 pm (in the bar)
Jazz Alley, Seattle: Branford Marsalis
Jimmy Mak's: Soul Vaccination, $10, 8 pm; minors until 9:30 pm
Living Room Theaters: Heather Keizur/Steve Christofferson/Dennis Caiazza, 8 pm
New Phoenix Casino, La Center, WA: Bre Gregg with the Bridgetown Quartet, 8-11 pm
Portland Prime: Mel Brown/Ed Bennett/Tony Pacini, 7:30-11 pm
Sylvan Steakhouse: Dinner Jazz 6-8 pm; Gaea Schell Trio, 8:30 pm
Tippy Canoe, Troutdale: Ollie McClay/Craig Bidondo Duo, all ages, 6-10 pm
Tony Starlight's Supperclub Lounge: Midnight Serenaders, $10, 8 pm
Touche: Kelly Shannon Trio with Randy Porter, 8:30 pm
Wilf's at Union Station: Dick Berk Trio (Dan Gaynor, piano; Dan Schulte, bass), 8 pm

MY FAVORITE THINGS AT 50:
http://blogs.opb.org/kmhd/2010/10/20/coltranes-my-favorite-things-at-50/


Saturday, September 10, 2011

If you have a few minutes, turn this up and listen closely to these two post bop jazz masters at the apex of their creative endowment, sharing aspirations with each other (no image video). Artist spotlight tenor saxophonist, Sonny Rollins and gifted pianist, McCoy Tyner measure abundant beauty and tenderness in this conference. HARD CHOICES Saturdays 11am-1pm KMHD 89.1FM kmhd.org http://hardchoicesblog.blogspot.com/ -Shawn K



CALENDAR (source: Jazz Society of Oregon)
Saturday, September 10
"11th Annual MusicFest NW" - Concerts in 18 venues (including Jimmy Mak's) and Pioneer Courthouse Square Arrivederci's Wine Bar, Milwaukie: Mike Horsfall & Friends, 8-11 pm Benson Hotel: Mary Kadderly/Dan Gildea/Dan Schulte, 8 pm-midnight Brasserie Montmartre: Al Criado & Tablao, 8-11 pm Cafe Delirium, Gresham: Linda Daiber & Mike Doolin, no cover, 7-9 pm Cinetopia Vancouver, Mill Plain: JB Butler, 6-10 pm (inside theater) Cinetopia, Mill Plain: Mark Simon solo piano, 6-10 pm (in the bar) Jazz Alley, Seattle: Eliane Elias Living Room Theaters: Bre Gregg Trio (Matt Tabor/Eric Gruber), 8 pm-midnight New Phoenix Casino, La Center: Laura Cunard, +21, 8-11 pm Portland Center for the Performing Arts, Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall: Chris Botti with the Oregon Symphony, $30 and up, 7:30 pm Portland Prime: Mel Brown/Ed Bennett/Tony Pacini, 7:30-11 pm Sylvan Steakhouse:"Dinner Jazz w/ Steve Mariman, 6-8 pm; Anson Wright Trio, 8:30 pm Tippy Canoe, Troutdale: Ollie McClay/Craig Bidondo Duo, all ages, 6-10 pm Touche: Kelly Shannon Trio, 8:30 pm West CafÈ: Carol Rossio/Dustin Hunley (French and English vocals); Xavier Tavera (Cuban vocals and percussion), 7-10 pm Wilf's at Union Station: Circle 3 Trio (Cheryl Alex/Greg Goebel/Charlie Doggett), 8 pm


 

Sonny Rollins was sometimes called "Newk", which was the nickname of Pro baseball player Don Newcombe.

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Post Bop, Hard Bop, Progressive Jazz, Swing, Big Band were all the stage of talented tenor soxophonist, Frank Foster (Sep 23, 1928, Cincinnati, OH to Jul 26, 2011, Chesapeake, VA). Playing ('til 2001), writing and arranging such originals as "Down for the Count," "Blues Backstage," and "Blues in Hoss' Flat," famously used in Jerry Lewis' "Errand Boy," (video). Remembering both on this Labor Day Weekend. HARD CHOICES Saturdays 11am-1pm KMHD 89.1FM kmhd.org http://hardchoicesblog.blogspot.com/ -Shawn K

Post Bop, Hard Bop, Progressive Jazz, Swing, Big Band were all the stage of talented tenor soxophonist, Frank Foster (Sep 23, 1928, Cincinnati, OH to Jul 26, 2011, Chesapeake, VA). Count Basie (1953 to 1995), Frank Wess (1983), Elvin Jones (1970-1972), Jimmy Smith (1985). Playing ('til 2001), writing and arranging such originals as "Down for the Count," "Blues Backstage," and "Blues in Hoss' Flat," famously used in Jerry Lewis' "Errand Boy," (video). Remembering both on this Labor Day Weekend. HARD CHOICES Saturdays 11am-1pm KMHD 89.1FM kmhd.org http://hardchoicesblog.blogspot.com/ -Shawn K



This song is called "Blues in Hoss Flat by the Count Basie Orchestra, arranged by the late Frank Foster.
Song is Blues in Hoss Flat by the Count Basie Orchestra. This is the same version as the movie, except in STEREO-some remixing for instrument clarity and separation. It is from the 1958 "Chairman of The Board" album, and "The Errand Boy" is from 1961. 


Eddie Jones - Bass, Freddie Green - Guitar, Sonny Payne - Drums, Count Basie - Piano, Joe Newman on the trumpet solo.

CALENDAR (source: Jazz Society of Oregon)
Saturday, September 3
AlexEli Vineyard & Winery, Molalla: Ben Graves/Blake Lyman Duet, 1 pm
Brasserie Montmartre: Al Criado & Tablao, 8-11 pm
Cinetopia, Beaverton: Mark Simon solo piano, 6-10 pm
Duff's Garage: Bridgetown Sextet, 9 pm
Heathman Hotel: Bobby Torres/Key of Dreams (Eric Schultheis/Abe Wirth, guitars), no cover, all ages, 8 pm-midnight
Jazz Alley, Seattle: "A Night in Treme," Rebirth Brass Band/Donald Harrison Jr./Glen David Andrews/James "12" Andrews
Jimmy Mak's: Mordy Ferber Quartet (Dave Captein/Alan Jones/Rob Davis), "CD Release," $12, 8 pm; minors until 9:30 pm
Living Room Theaters: Heather Keizur/Steve Christofferson/Tim Gilson, 8 pm-midnight
New Phoenix Casino, La Center: Laura Cunard, +21, 8-11 pm
Portland Prime: Mel Brown/Ed Bennett/Tony Pacini, 7:30-11 pm
Sylvan Steakhouse: Dinner Jazz w/ Steve Mariman, 6-8 pm; Neil Mattson Trio, 8:30 pm
Tippy Canoe, Troutdale: Ollie McClay/Craig Bidondo Duo, all ages, 6-10 pm
Touche: Ethometric (Kelly Shannon/Glen Moore/Dan Duval), 8:30 pm, 8:30 pm
Trail's End Saloon, Oregon City: Bill Rhoades & the Party Kings

CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD AND FRANK FOSTER...