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Don't Call it Jazz presents Portland, OR


The pacific northwest may not seem like a hotbed of great jazz music, but even for a young city, it has a storied history of some outstanding jazzers. This torch is being carried today with some fantastic young players, making exciting new music branching off from jazz into interesting new terrain. Come see what they've been up to in the foothills of mount hood.

Here is the playlist of today's show:

1. Mel Brown

“One for Jimmy Mak” - 6:35

Live: An Evening With the Mel Brown Quartet (2006)

  • Tony Pacini piano, Ed Bennett bass, Dan Balmer Guitar

2. Esperanza Spaulding

“City of Roses” - 4:35

Radio Music Society (2012)

  • Thara

3. Darrell Grant 

“Blues for the Masters” - 5:49

Truth and Reconciliation (2007)

John Patitucci and drummer Brian Blade, Bill Frisell, vibraphonist Joe Locke, saxophonist Steve Wilson, and guitarist Adam Rogers.

4. Leroy Vinnegar

“Walkin’” - 6:29

Leroy Walks! (1967)

5. Robert Cray

“This Man” - 5:06

That’s What I Heard (2020)

6. Dirty Revival

“Breathe” - 4:49

Dirty Revival (2015)

  • Sarah Clarke

7. Moorea Masa and the Mood

“Shine a Light” - 3:50

Shine a Light (2018)

8. George Colligan 

“When the Moon is in the Sky” - 6:28

The Endless Mysteries (2013)

-Larry Grenadier, Jack Dejohnette

9. Nancy King

“There Will Never Be Another You” - 7:10

Live at the Jazz Standard (2016)

w/ Fred Hersch

10. Jessika Smith Big Band 

“Swang” - 7:33

Tricks of Light (2015)

Host of Don't Call it Jazz (DCiJ) on KISU-FM. DCiJ air's twice monthly on Saturday nights at 7:00 pm.