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Ryan Porter: Coming to you Live from Paris

Read "Ryan Porter: Coming to you Live from Paris" reviewed by Aaron Paschal

Los Angeles trombonist, Ryan Porter is set to release his first West Coast Get Down live album entitled Live in Paris at New Morning. In this interview, Porter talks about his experience performing on his first European tour, recording the live album, his relationship with Roy Hargrove and the importance of Social Ambassadors. New Morning This live album was recorded at the world- famous New Morning Jazz Club in Paris, France on October 17, 2019 during my very ...

INTERVIEW

Ryan Porter: A Force For Good

Read "Ryan Porter: A Force For Good" reviewed by Aaron Paschal

I've been a fan of Ryan Porter since I heard the first note off of his sophomore album, The Optimist (World Galaxy, 2018). I reached out to him and we got together and talked current events, music and life. Weapon of Choice All About Jazz: What was it about the trombone that got your attention? Ryan Porter: I was hanging out with my grandfather in his garage one day and he had tons of records. This ...

ALBUM REVIEW

Ryan Porter: Force For Good

Read "Force For Good" reviewed by Chris May

The Los Angeles jazz scene clustered around the community of session musicians known as the West Coast Get Down (WCGD), and its most prominent member (and now ex-session musician), Kamasi Washington, is a US equivalent of London's underground jazz scene. Both exist in parallel universes to the jazz establishment, both are culturally inclusive though peopled mainly by musicians of African heritage, both are informed by and sometimes explicitly address social issues, and both are extending jazz's reach by incorporating other ...


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