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For over three decades OREGON has inspired audiences in renowned concert halls including Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Berlin Philharmonic Hall, and Vienna’s Mozartsaal; at international jazz clubs and major festivals such as Montreux, Pori, Berlin, Montreal, and Newport Jazz; and on tours throughout the U.S., Canada, Mexico, South America, Eastern and Western Europe, India, Pakistan, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Algeria, and Australia. OREGON began in 1960 at the University of Oregon with undergraduate students Ralph Towner and Glen Moore who formed a musical friendship on bass and piano inspired by Bill Evans and Scott LaFaro and later by Brazilian music

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News: Recording

Rose City Musician, Brian Eaton, Releases An Unexpected & Eclectic Proggy-Jazz, Bass-Centric Project

Rose City Musician, Brian Eaton, Releases An Unexpected & Eclectic Proggy-Jazz, Bass-Centric Project

Musician/Producer and Allegra Drums Artist Brian Eaton released his third full-length album, The Known Space Project, today on his label, Eatin’ Records, available now on digital platforms. Though a bit of a departure from his usual vocal rock sound, Eaton has returned to his jazz/fusion roots. The new instrumental album consists of nine original compositions showcasing ...

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Article: Album Review

Lyle Mays: Eberhard

Read "Eberhard" reviewed by John Kelman


When pianist, keyboardist, synthesist and composer Lyle Mays passed away at the far too young age of 66 following a long battle with a recurring (but, to this day, undisclosed) illness in February 2020, it was a major loss for his fans. It was an especially deep body blow to those who'd followed his decades-long work ...

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News: Music Industry

Soaring Music Publications Has All Downloadable "I Want A Doll" Items For Free Through Midnight, Christmas Day

Soaring Music Publications  Has All Downloadable "I Want A Doll" Items For Free Through Midnight, Christmas Day

Soaring Music Publications was hoping to find lots of takers of it's “I Want a Doll“ audio tracks and lead-sheets, anticipating a new release of “I Want a Doll“ for next year, but so far “takes" are non-existent, and in order to boost interest, Soaring has eliminated the required $1.00 purchase and replaced it with everything ...

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News: Music Industry

Soaring Music Publications becomes successor to Song-Royalty rights owned by 1950's music publisher Chase Music Company

Soaring Music Publications becomes successor to Song-Royalty rights owned by 1950's music publisher Chase Music Company

Springfield, Oregon is not the entertainment capital of the world, but as a result of a long process, it was there, last month, that Soaring Music Publications became the successor to all of the song-royalty rights owned by the 1950's music publisher Chase Music Company, as SMP's Owner/President, Greg Nathan completed the successor process enabling the ...

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Article: Album Review

Floating Circles Quartet: Humble Travelers

Read "Humble Travelers" reviewed by Chris May


London's Floating Circles Quartet are a group of Guildhall School of Music & Drama alumni who have been playing together since 2017. Humble Travelers is their debut album. If one had to pin a label on FCQ, chamber music is probably the most accurate off-the-peg description, though it is inadequate and oversimplified as ...

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Article: Catching Up With

Josiah Everhart: From YouTube Cover Artist To Confessional Songwriter

Read "Josiah Everhart: From YouTube Cover Artist To Confessional Songwriter" reviewed by John Bricker


While in the third grade, Josiah Everhart recorded a mixtape of music for his school bus by setting a Casio boombox in front of his television and recording songs from his favorite video games. The Oregon-based singer-songwriter's love for video game soundtracks eventually led to a career on YouTube, where he has posted covers of video ...

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Article: Album Review

Matthew Halsall: Oneness

Read "Oneness" reviewed by Don Phipps


On Oneness, trumpeter and composer Matthew Halsall has fashioned a compendium of pieces that are fixed between spiritual meditative repose and poetry in motion. The collection of seven tone poems was recorded over three sessions in 2008 and are only in 2019 being released. In the liner notes, Halsall explains: “I've always treasured these recordings and ...

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Article: Album Review

Steve Khan: Patchwork

Read "Patchwork" reviewed by John Kelman


Amongst the many myths out there about music-making—especially in jazz, where the improvisation quotient is often so high—is that composing may, indeed, be work, but doesn't require the kind of relentless attention to detail that far more truthfully defines how many artists write and arrange their music. These days, one need only look to music by ...

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Article: Extended Analysis

Woodstock—Back to the Garden: 50th Anniversary Experience

Read "Woodstock—Back to the Garden: 50th Anniversary Experience" reviewed by John Kelman


First things first. For all but the most committed of fans, knowledge of what transpired, how it transpired and when it transpired at the now-legendary 1969 Woodstock Music & Arts Fair has, despite a variety of initial, 25th and 40th Anniversary audio and video releases, been severely limited. As engaging, entertaining and well-constructed as these various ...


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