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Article: Album Review

Art Lillard's Heavenly Band: Reasons to Be Thankful

Read "Reasons to Be Thankful" reviewed by Jack Bowers


Although drummer Art Lillard's Heavenly Band makes its home about as far from heaven as one could plausibly roam--New York City, to be precise--the music it produces on Reasons to Be Thankful (recorded in 2000 and released six years later) evokes at times an empyrean vibe, thanks in part to blissful arrangements by Lillard and guitarist ...

News: Award / Grant

Patrick Lamb to be Inducted Into the Oregon Music Hall of Fame

Patrick Lamb to be Inducted Into the Oregon Music Hall of Fame

Following his highly successful #5 Billboard Hit Single “Sweet Tea" and his latest chart climbing hit track, “Get Wid It," Funk/Soul/R&B/Jazz musician and song-writer Patrick Lamb was announced by the Oregon Music Hall of Fame (OMHOF) as one of the inductees that will be honored at the 6th Annual Oregon Music Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony ...

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Article: Interview

Ron Miles: Jazz Gentleman, Part 2

Read "Ron Miles: Jazz Gentleman, Part 2" reviewed by Florence Wetzel


Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3[Editor's Note: The second part of Florence Wetzel's extensive interview with Ron Miles covers the Colorado-based trumpeter's early performance years, and begins a chronological look at all of his solo releases, beginning with Distance for Safety (Prolific Records, 1987) and concluding with Heaven (Sterling Circle, 2002), his ...

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Article: Album Review

The Bill Harris Quintet: Inside-Out

Read "Inside-Out" reviewed by Edward Blanco


Portland, Oregon saxophonist Bill Harris is an educator, sideman and member of organist Steve Hall Quintet when not leading his own band. Growing up listening to jazz masters Sonny Stitt, John Coltrane and Phil Woods among others, he began playing woodwinds while in second grade and has favored the alto and tenor saxophones ever since. Though ...

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News: Performance / Tour

Patrick Lamb, Tyrone Hendrix, Nate Watts & Friends to Perform Tribute to Stevie Wonder, February 17

Patrick Lamb, Tyrone Hendrix, Nate Watts & Friends to Perform Tribute to Stevie Wonder, February 17

Portland¹s very own Patrick Lamb and Stevie Wonder band drummer Tyrone Hendrix are co-producing a Stevie Wonder tribute concert, Livin' for the City, with two shows (7:30 pm and 10:00 pm) on Friday, February 17, 2012 at Jimmy Mak¹s (221 NW 10th Avenue; Portland, OR). Sponsors include The Benson Hotel, Joe Kassab Jewelers and Melvin Broadous ...

Album

Play Zone

Label: OA2 Records
Released: 2004
Track listing: Inspiration; Time Will Tell; Let

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Article: Album Review

George Mitchell: Play Zone

Read "Play Zone" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey


George Mitchell is known most notably as keyboard expert for Diana Ross. He has also performed and recorded with Sonny Stitt, Eddie Harris, and Philly Joe Jones. His new release on OA2 Records is a mainstream affair that swings from beginning to end. The recording places the rhythm section in front, Chris Lee’s deft cymbal work ...


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