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Internationally acclaimed and Grammy Award-winning trumpeter and composer Charlie Porter first cut his teeth on the New York jazz scene in the late ’90s, while simultaneously studying classical trumpet performance at The Juilliard School under the tutelage of famed trumpeter and composer Wynton Marsalis. Though he has a strong penchant for improvised music, Charlie has since delved into many projects from jazz and classical to Arabic, Indian, African, Australian Aboriginal and Korean music, seeking to find common ground among all "good music" and avoiding the pigeonholing of genre labels. Though he has recorded many albums as a side musician, Porter has two recent albums as a leader that have been garnering high praise

Hindsight

Label: OA2 Records
Released: 2021
Track listing: Tipping Point; Hindsight; Walking the Plank; Things Fall Apart; Requiem; In Short Supply; Going Viral; Paradise Lost; For Ellis

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Nicole McCabe: Introducing Nicole McCabe

Read "Introducing Nicole McCabe" reviewed by Paul Rauch

If you were a young and talented jazz musician in Portland, Oregon, you would make yourself highly visible on the local scene to gain invaluable experience playing with the best the city had to offer. In addition to your more formal studies, you would extend your musical outreach from post-bop modernism to the avant-garde. Most importantly, ...

Introducing Nicole McCabe

Label: Minaret
Released: 2020
Track listing: You're Missing the Point; Instinct; Upward; Scrabble; Tidal; Coeur d'Alene; You've Changed; Lunar

ARTICLE: CATCHING UP WITH

Charlie Porter: Discovering Horizons Past, Present and Future

Read "Charlie Porter: Discovering Horizons Past, Present and Future" reviewed by Nicholas F. Mondello

Charlie Porter is one of the most insightful, creatively brilliant and truly dynamic trumpet artists performing today. Porter straddles both the jazz and classical trumpet worlds with ease and has garnered highly-celebrated performance and recording reviews. An innovative composer and arranger as well, Porter recently performed on Joyce DiDonato's Grammy-winning recording, Songplay and released Immigration Nation ...

Immigration Nation

Label: OA2 Records
Released: 2019
Track listing: Immigration Nation; Contradictions Within; Divergent Paths; Flight; Second Chance; The Unexpected; The Privileged Few; A New Vernacular; Survival of the Fittest; A Deepening Sense; Belonging; Chant.

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Charlie Porter: Immigration Nation

Read "Immigration Nation" reviewed by Paul Rauch

Jazz has always carried with it a social narrative with historical ebbs and flows reliant on the polarizing issues of its time. With Immigrant Nation (OA2, 2019), Portland based trumpeter Charlie Porter embraces the forever narrative of American immigration, the historical force of humanity that has formed and enriched this country from its beginnings. The linear ...

ARTICLE: RADIO

Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Porter and More

Read "Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Porter and More" reviewed by Joe Dimino

The 587th Episode of Neon Jazz is ushered in by the sounds of Lewis Porter on the keys and followed by those of his friend Dizzy Gillespie. From there, we look into Kansas City-born, New York-based trumpeter Dave Scott with a cut off his new CD In Search of Hipness. We then move on to the ...

Charlie Porter

Label: PHP
Released: 2018
Track listing: Prologue; Mel Smiles; Rondo for Sticky; New Beginnings; A Lover Scorned; Brown Study; Messenger; Skain Train; Morning Glory; Anthem; Epilogue.

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Charlie Porter: Charlie Porter

Read "Charlie Porter" reviewed by Nicholas F. Mondello

Charlie Porter is an album that is musically and structurally reminiscent of those iconic M.C. Escher prints: dizzying ziggurats, waterfalls to some/nowhere and eye-teasing figure-ground images. Porter, with the able assistance of his local colleagues -all ace musicians -has created an intriguing, intelligent recording that simmers and boils over with ingenious original compositions, stellar musicianship, and ...


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