Courtesy of the Jazz Society of Oregon
Saturday, July 9
Aloft Hotel, wxyz Lounge: Mark Allan "Acoustic Nights," 6:30-9:30 pm
Blue Monk: Klezmocracy, 8:30 pm
Cafe Delirium, Gresham: Linda Daiber/Mike Doolin, no cover, 7-9 pm
Camellia Lounge: Rich Halley Quartet (Michael Vlatkovich/Andre St James /Carson Halley), $5
Jazz Alley, Seattle: Mose Allison
Jimmy Mak's: "Jimmy Mak's 15 year Anniversary" - Soul Vaccination w/Bruce Conte, $15 adv. guaranteed/$10 adv. General; 7:30 show, all ages; 10 pm 21+
Nel Centro: Mike Pardew & Friends, 9:30-11:45 pm
Oswego Lake House: John Gilmore, 7-9 pm; Tom Grant/Shelly Rudolph, 9 pm-midnight
Portland Prime: Mel Brown/Tony Pacini/Ed Bennett, 7:30-11 pm
Shirley's Tippy Canoe: Ollie McClay/Craig Bidondo
TaborSpace: Tim Reed & Friends, $7, 7-9 pm
Touche: Kelly Shannon Trio w/Gordon Lee, 8:30 pm
West Cafe: Carol Rossio Vocal Jazz Duo
Wilf's at Union Station: Kate Davis with Tom Grant/Ron Steen, $10, 8 pm-midnight
Amalfi's: Anson Wright/Brian Casey, 6:30-9 pm, no cover.
Chuck Israels in Portland
The most interesting work is now
By Lynn Darroch
"I certainly like to live in the present," said the bassist and composer in a recent interview.
Jazz is music of the moment, and jazz players such as Chuck Israels, despite great accomplishments in the past, often prefer to focus on current work.
Israels, 74, is best known for his work with the Bill Evans Trio from 1961-66. He recorded with Stan Getz and Herbie Hancock and has worked with other jazz legends, from Billie Holiday to John Coltrane. He directed the National Jazz Ensemble, recorded with the Kronos Quartet, and spent 24 years as Director of Jazz Studies at Western Washington University in Bellingham, Wash...