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Randy Porter

Jazz pianist Randy Porter has a refined understanding of improvisation and the spontaneous communication between musicians. As a Steinway Artist, Randy Porter draws from a rich palette of sonorities found within his imagination and the depths of the piano. Lynn Darroch of The Oregonian states, “Porter has built a reputation as a musician’s musician, a knowledgeable, inventive, and sophisticated player with a remarkable sense of time and gorgeous keyboard facility…” Randy Porter has performed with many jazz greats, including Freddy Hubbard, Art Farmer, and Benny Golson. He has also performed with the Charles McPherson Quartet throughout the US and in France, Italy, Greece, and China

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The Rebecca Kilgore Trio, Vol. 1

Label: Heavywood Records
Released: 2021
Track listing: Dear Bix; Day In-Day Out; Somobody Just Like You; Run, Little Raindrop, Run; Azure-te/Azure; Talking to Myself About You; Old Soft Shoe; I Wanna Get Married; Like the Brightest Star; That Sunday That Summer; The Gentleman Is A Dope; Because We're Kids; There is a Small Hotel

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Crows - The Portland Images Project

Label: Trans-Pacific Jazz
Released: 2021
Track listing: Winter Wind; The Falls; Cascade Sunrise; Crows; Yellow Flower; Fog; Burnside Blues.

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Article: Album Review

Barry Deister Quintet: Crows - The Portland Images Project

Read "Crows - The Portland Images Project" reviewed by Jack Bowers


Crows, a new recording by saxophonist Barry Deister's quintet, embodies a series of tone poems designed to depict in musical terms various features of the area in and around Portland, Oregon--a locale that Deister and his colleagues call home--as part of the Portland Images Project. Their themes range from ephemeral ("Winter Wind," “Fog," “Cascade Sunrise") to ...

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News: Recording

Renowned Vocalist Rebecca Kilgore Releases 'The Rebecca Kilgore Trio, Vol. 1' Featuring Randy Porter, Tom Wakeling

Renowned Vocalist Rebecca Kilgore Releases 'The Rebecca Kilgore Trio, Vol. 1' Featuring Randy Porter, Tom Wakeling

Jazz vocalist Rebecca Kilgore is one the most prolific recording and performing artists on the scene today. With 50 or so recording projects as a leader or co-leader, she is one of the most respected interpreters of the Great American Songbook. Based in jny: Portland, OR, Kilgore has worked with many of the top jazz musicians ...

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Porter Plays Frishberg: Unsung

Label: Heavywood Records
Released: 2020
Track listing: Snowbound; Listen Here; I'm Hip; Heart's Desire; I Want to Be a Sideman; You Are There; Dear Departed Past; Wheelers and Dealers; Little Did I Dream; Peel Me a Grape; Do You Miss New York?; Zanzibar

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Jazz Dance Suites

Label: Chazz Mack Music
Released: 2020
Track listing: Song Of Songs: Love Dance; Heart's Desire; Wedding Song; Hear My Plea; Thinking Of You; After The Dance; Praise; The Gospel Truth. Reflection On An Election; Sweet Synergy Suite: Sweet Synergy; Delight; Nightfall; Marionette - 1995; Song Of The Sphinx; Tropic Of Capricorn.

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Article: Album Review

Charles McPherson: Jazz Dance Suites

Read "Jazz Dance Suites" reviewed by Jerome Wilson


Alto saxophonist Charles McPherson has a reputation as one of the last true followers of the bebop tradition but this release shows that his talents stretch beyond that. The music consists of scores he wrote for the San Diego Ballet where his daughter Camille is a solo dancer. It encompasses two full suites and an excerpt ...

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Article: Album Review

Randy Porter Trio: Porter Plays Frishberg: Unsung

Read "Porter Plays Frishberg: Unsung" reviewed by Paul Rauch


Pianist/composer/lyricist Dave Frishberg may not be a household name in the world of jazz, but those in the know, musicians and listeners alike, appreciate the often whimsical artist. His works are associated with an “A" list of vocalists, including Blossom Dearie, Rosemary Clooney, Anita O'Day, Shirley Horn and Diana Krall. The 87-year old Frishberg now resides ...

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Article: Radio

This Will Make You Laugh - Famous Jazz Fathers and Their Children

Read "This Will Make You Laugh - Famous Jazz Fathers and Their Children" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin


The Fathers Day broadcast included new releases from Ayelet Rose Gottlieb, Roxy Coss, Anat Cohen and Camila Meza, with birthday shout outs to the songwriters Irene Higgenbotham, Ivan Lins and Cy Coleman, pianists Geri Allen, Monika Herzig and Daryl Sherman, vocalists Nancy King, Alicia Olatuja, and harpist Carol Robbins, among others. Plus we hear from some ...


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