Jazz in the Afternoon

Every other Wednesday, alternating with David Lifton's "A Jazz World".

Bob Riddle is continuing the 25-year KBOO tradition established by the late Jim Andrews, in Jim's spirit:  the very best in jazz music, from the historical to the present. 

A jazz artist or musical theme is showcased from 2 to 3 p.m.  Our wealth of Portland-area-resident musicians is our focus from 3 to 4 p.m with "Jazz Current Events" Jazz Calendar.

Pacific Northwest jazz artists are encouraged to send their recordings to Bob for airplay. Contact:   bruin13@comcast.net      (NOTE e-mail address change eff Feb. 2010)

Rita Rega

Rita Rega

A familiar voice to Northwest jazz fans, Rita comes to us by way of KRAB, KMUN, KKSN, KCNR, KKUL and KMHD. A lover of mainstream jazz, don't be surprised if she takes you down a tributary or two. It's always a voyage of discovery with Rita at the helm.

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Episode Archive

The sacred music of Duke Ellington in performance this weekend.

Air date: 
Wed, 05/20/2015 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Short Description: 
Rita Rega is hosting today. Vocalist Jessica Israels and bassist Chuck Israels will be the guests.

Jazz in the Afternoon on 05/13/15

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Air date: 
Wed, 05/13/2015 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Short Description: 
Mainstream Jazz from the historic to the present

Grassroots Jazz:Portland Jazz Composers Ensemble Douglas Detrick will be in to catch us up

Air date: 
Wed, 05/06/2015 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Short Description: 
Rita Rega is hosting today.

New York Jazz - Late 50's to early 60's

Air date: 
Wed, 04/22/2015 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Short Description: 
New York musicians of the so-called "Post Bop" Era
Your host lived in New York through August 1960
and heard many of the musicians that you'll hear featured today
live.  Although the term "post bop" had yet to be coined,
the music was moving, melodic, inspiring, and accessible -
for many of us the best of jazz times.

One or more of your favorites are sure to be included.
Hope you'll tune in and enjoy.

Bob Riddle

Top Vocals Present and Past - we celebrate Billie Holiday's 100th birthday

Air date: 
Wed, 04/08/2015 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Short Description: 
Dave Tull, Rebecca Kilgore guest
For those of us who enjoy good jazz mixed with dry wit,
Dave Tull is not to be missed.  He sings while playing drums,
- both very well - a unique combination.

Dave, from L.A., will guest today, along with nationally-renowned,
and Portland's own, vocalist Rebecca Kilgore.

Dave and Becky are in the midst of a west coast tour
along with bassist Tom Wakeling and Randy Porter,
whose music we'll sample toward show's end.

The last half hour will pay tribute to the 100th anniversary
of Billie Holiday's birth, with music from the first 1958
Monterey Jazz Festival, backed with an all-star band
anchored by then-19-year-old drummer Dick Berk -

Bob Dorough, Miles Davis, Shirley Horn, and Sonny Russo memorial

Air date: 
Wed, 03/25/2015 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Short Description: 
Miles' Few Favorite Vocalists and Sonny Russo Trombone Tribute
Sonny Russo liked to say "It's a Bone World!"

We'll remember this joyful character and friend of jazz
with all trombone tunes during our "jazz current events'
last half hour.  Our Jazz Calendar at 3:30 will include
some local musical scoops.

We'll start by sandwiching a set of Miles' music
between those of two vocalists he admired,
Bob Dorough and Shirley Horn.

Great music guaranteed.
Hope you'll tune in and enjoy.

Your host,
Bob Riddle

Baseball and Jazz WED 2 - 4 p.m.

Air date: 
Wed, 03/11/2015 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Short Description: 
Annual Baseball and Jazz Special
Dave Frishberg's "Play Ball!" opens our annual
Baseball and Jazz Special, as we take our annual
look around the baseball scene, present
and notably the past.

The last half hour will note
some jazz "gems" from the more recent past.

Don't get rained out!

Your host,
Bob Riddle

Remembering Clark Terry and looking ahead to Sheila Jordan and week two of the PDX Jazz Festival.

Air date: 
Wed, 02/25/2015 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Short Description: 
Rita Rega is hosting this afternoon.
Pianist Marc Cary will be my guest this afternoon around 2:15 today. 

Grammy winners, new releases, and a peak at the artists coming in for the PDX Jazz Festival.

Air date: 
Wed, 02/11/2015 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Short Description: 
Rita Rega will be hosting today.

Art Abrams Swing Machine/Kurt Elling/Lee Konitz PDX Jazz Fest Concerts Previewed

Air date: 
Wed, 01/28/2015 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Short Description: 
Art Abrams guests 2 to 3 pm /Lee Konitz Showcase 3-4 pm
On February 20, Art Abrams and his Swing Machine Big Band
and vocalist Kurt Elling will re-create "Sinatra at the Sands" at the PDX Jazz Fest.
Our musical preview will be 2 to 3 p.m. with Art as our guest.

On February 22, legendary alto saxophonist Lee Konitz will appear at the PDX Fest
to celebrate his 70-year career asa jazz performer.
We'll feature his music from 3 to 4 p.m.

Your host,
Bob Riddle

Audio

From Brasil to New Orleans

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program date: 
Wed, 04/09/2014
Rita Rega hosts this special edition of Jazz in the Afternoon, interview with Charlie Dennard and Robert Moore.
  • Length: 119:30 minutes (82.06 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 22kHz 96Kbps (CBR)

Playlists

Jazz in the Afternoon playlist for 02/17/2010

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Program name: 
Jazz in the Afternoon
Air date: 
02/17/2010
ArtistTitleAlbumLabel
CHARLES MINGUSWEDNESDAY NIGHT PRAYER MEETINGBLUES AND ROOTSATLANTIC
TITO PUENTEEL CAYUCODANCE MANIARCA VICTOR
CACHAOCLUB SOCIAL DE MARIANAOMASTER SESSIONSEPIC
DAVE HOLLANDPROCESSIONALPASS IT ONEMARCY
DAVE DOUGLASHOT CLUB OF 13TH STREETFREAK INBLUE NOTE
LUCIANA SOUZASUAS MAOSBRAZILIAN DUETSSUNNYSIDE
PHAROAH SANDERS/JOHN COLTRANEKULU SE MAMABEST OF JOHN COLTRANEIMPULSE
GRETA MATASSATHE LATE LATE SHOWFAVORITES FROM A LONG WALKORIGIN
RON STEENBLUES FOR R. S.AQUAMARINEHOUSE
NANCY KINGMIDNIGHT SUNDREAM LANDSCBC
JIMMY SMITHALL DAY LONGTHE INCREDIBLEBLUE NOTE
SINGERS UNLIMITEDEMILYBEST OFVERVE
TEDDY RANDAZZOAND THE ANGELS SINGNONE(45)DOT
HARRY CONNICK JRLAZYBONES25COLUMBIA
FOUR FRESHMENATCHISON TOPEKA AND SANTA FEBEST OFCAPITOL
BILL HENDERSONSKYLARKLIVE AT THE TIMESDISCOVERY
THELONIUS MONKPANNONICAALONE IN SAN FRANCISCOCOLUMBIA
ART BLAKEYNICA'S TEMPODRUM SUITECOLUMBIA
NANCY CURTINMAS QUE NADASOUL BRASILEROWWW.NANCYCURTIN.COM
NANCY CURTINSO TINHA DE SER COM VOCESONGS FROM BRAZILWWW.NANCYCURTIN.COM
NANCY CURTINLITTLE BOATSOUL BRASILEROWWW.NANCYCURTIN.COM
NANCY CURTINA FELICIDADESONGS FROM BRAZILWWW.NANCYCURTIN.COM

 

Jazz in the Afternoon playlist for 01/20/2010

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Program name: 
Jazz in the Afternoon
Air date: 
01/20/2010
ArtistTitleAlbumLabel
DAVE LAMBERTBEBOP SPOKEN HERECaPITOL BIG BAND SESSIONSCAPITOL
DIZZY GILLESPIESALT PEANUTSKEN BURNS JAZZVERVE
LIONEL HAMPTONHOT MALLETSDIZZY GILLESPIE COMPLETE VERVE RECORDINGSBLUEBIRD
DIZTHINGS TO COMEONE BASS HITMUSICRAFT
MARK MURPHYPARKER'S MOODBOP FOR KEROUACMUSE
DIZOOP-POP-A-DACOMPLETE RCA VICTOR RECORDINGSBLUEBIRD
DIZTWO BASS HITCOMPLETE RCA VICTOR RECORDINGSBLUEBIRD
DIZMANTECACOMPLETE RCA VICTOR RECORDINGSBLUEBIRD
LESTER YOUNGLESTER LEAPS INONE NIGHT STAND/THE TOWN HALL CONCERT 1947BLUE NOTE

 

Jazz in the Afternoon playlist for 01/06/2010

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Program name: 
Jazz in the Afternoon
Air date: 
01/06/2010
ArtistTitleAlbumLabel
COUNT BASIEKID FROM RED BANKE=MC2ROULETTE
BASIE AND BILLY ECKSTINESTORMY MONDAY BLUESECHOES OF AN ERAROULETTE
COUNT BASIEHAS ANYBODY HERE SEEN BASIECOMPLETE ROULETTEMOSAIC
BASIE AND JOE WILLIAMS5 O'CLOCKBREAKFAST DANCE AND BARBECUEROULETTE
COUNT BASIEEASY LIVINGCOMPLETE STUDIO RECORDINGSMOSAIC

 

Jazz in the Afternoon playlist for 12/23/2009

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Program name: 
Jazz in the Afternoon
Air date: 
12/23/2009
ArtistTitleAlbumLabel
BABS GONZALESTWAS THE BLIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMASNONE (45)CAPITOL
BOB AND RAYANCHOVY IRONERNONE(TAPE)NONE
MICK MARTIN AND THE BLUESROCKERSBABY'S COMING HOME FOR CHRISTMASN/AN/A
JIMMY "T99" NELSONBY CHRISTMAS I'LL BE HOMEN/AN/A
LOUIS ARMSTRONG'ZAT YOU, SANTA CLAUS?CHRISTMAS SWINGIN' AND SOULFULKRB
FINIS TASBYJOB FOR CHRISTMASN/AN/A
THE DRIFTERSI REMEMBER CHRISTMASNONE(45)ATLANTIC
CHICAGO BOB NELSONCHRISTMAS TEARSN/AN/A
TALL JAZZDECK THE HALLSTALL JAZZ PLAYS WINTER JAZZPHD
AL KINGCHRISTMAS IS GONEN/AN/A
FRANKIE LYMONITS'S CHRISTMAS ONCE AGAINNONE(45)ROULETTE
ROBERT NIGHTHAWKMERRY CHRISTMAS BABYN/AN/A

 

Jazz in the Afternoon playlist for 11/25/2009

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Program name: 
Jazz in the Afternoon
Air date: 
11/25/2009
ArtistTitleAlbumLabel
thelonius monkUGLY BEAUTYSTRAIGHT NO CHASER S/TCOLUMBIA
NANCY KING/GLEN MOORESWEEPER MANCLIFF DANCEjustice
miles davisgeneriquejazz trackcolumbia
SARAH VAUGHAN/COUNT BASIEFROM THIS MOMENT ONSEND IN THE CLOWNSPABL
AHMAD JAMALMUSIC, MUSIC, MUSICLIVE AT THE PERSHINGARGO
ART ABRAMS SWING MACHINENOT SO HAPPY TALKTHE FIRST ONEAYA
SHE'S GOTTA HAVE IT S/TNOLA/END CREDITSSHE'S GOOTA HAVE IT S/TISLAND

 

Jazz in the Afternoon playlist for 10/28/2009

Program name: 
Jazz in the Afternoon
Air date: 
10/28/2009
ArtistTitleAlbumLabel
DOC AND MERLE WATSONTAKE ME OUT TO THE BALL GAMEBASEBALL'S GREATEST HITSRHINO
MOSE ALLISONFOOL'S PARADISEMOSE IN YOUR EARATLANTIC
MOSE ALLISONYOUNG MAN'S BLUESPRESTIGE COLLECTIONPRESTIGE
Mose AllisonTHAT'S ALL RIGHTPRESTIGE COLL.PRESTIGE
Mose AllisonONE ROOM COUNTRY SHACKBACK COUNTRY SUITEPRESTIGE
Mose AllisonTHE SEVENTH SONPRESTIGE COLL.PRESTIGE
Mose AllisonMEET ME AT NO SPECIAL PLACEI DON'T WORRY ABOUT A THINGATLANTIC
Mose AllisonNEW GROUNDBACK COUNTRY SUITEPRESTIGE
Mose AllisonI'VE GOT A RIGHT TO CRYPRESTIGE COLLECTIONPRESTIGE
Mose AllisonYIUYR MIND IS ON VACATIONI DON'T WORRY ABOUT A THINGATLANTIC
Mose AllisonPARCHMAN FARMPRESTIGE COLL.PRESTIGE
Mose AllisonV-8 FORD BLUESALLISON WONDERLAND
Mose AllisonI AIN'T GOT NOTHIN' UT THE BLUESMOSE IN YOUR EARATLANTIC
Mose AllisonI DON'T WORRY ABOUT A THINGI DON'T WORRY ABOUT A THINGAtlantic
Mose AllisonDON'T FORGET TO SMILEMOSE IN YOUR EARATLANTIC
Mose AllisonTHE SONG HAS ENDEDI DON'T WORRY ABOUT A THINGATLANTIC

 

Jazz in the Afternoon playlist for 10/14/2009

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Program name: 
Jazz in the Afternoon
Air date: 
10/14/2009
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FOUR FRESHMENIT'S A BLUE WORLDCAPITOL COLLECTIONCAPITOL
FOUR FRESHMENTHEIR HEARTS WERE FULL OF SPRINGCAPITOL COLECTIONCAPITOL
FOUR FRESHMENI'M ALWATS CHASING RAINBOWSROAD SHOWCREATIVE WORLD
FOUR FRESHMENTUXEDO JUNCTION50 YEARS OF MUSICCAPITOL
FOUR FRESHMENWHISTLE ME SOME BLUESCAPITOL COLECTIONCAPITOL
FOUR FRESHMENACT III50 YEARS OF MUSICCAPITOL
FOUR FRESHMENWHILE YOU ARE GONEVOICES IN LOVECAPITOL
FOUR FRESHMENIN THIS WHOLE WIDE WORLDCAPITOL COLLECTIONCAPITOL
FOUR FRESHMENHOW DO YOU KEEP THE MUSIC PLAYINGLIVE IN LAS VEGASFOUR FRESHMEN
AUTIE GOODMANIT'S YOU OR NO ONEWE THOUGHT ABOUT YOUFOUR FRESHMEN SOCIETY
FOUR FRESHMENTOM DOOLEY50 YEARS OF MUSICCAPITOL
FOUR FRESHMENDAY BY DAYDAY BY DAYCAPITOL
FOUR FRESHMENLONELY FOR MY LOVEBEST OFCAPITOL
FOUR FRESHMENOPUS ONE50 YEARS OF MUSICCAPITOL
FOUR FRESHMENGRADUATION DAYFRESHMEN FAVORITESCAPITOL
FOUR FRESHMENNANCYVOICES IN STANDARDSHINDSIGHT
FOUR FRESHMENLITTLE GIRL BLUEBEST OFCAPITOL
FOUR FRESHMENEAST OF THE SUN4 FRESHMEN AND 5 SAXESCAPITOL
FOUR FRESHMENYOU'VE GOT ME CRYING AGAIN4 FRESHMEN AND 5 SAXESCAPITOL

 

Jazz in the Afternoon playlist for 09/16/2009

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Program name: 
Jazz in the Afternoon
Air date: 
09/16/2009
ArtistTitleAlbumLabel
MILES DAVIS/GIL EVANSTHE BUZZARD SONGPORGY AND BESSCOLUMBIA
MILES/GILBESS, YOU IS MY WOMAN NWPORGY AND BESSCOLUMBIA
NINA SIMONEI LOVES YOU,PORGYLITTLE GIRL BLUEBETHLEHEM

 

Jazz in the Afternoon playlist for 09/02/2009

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Program name: 
Jazz in the Afternoon
Air date: 
09/02/2009
ArtistTitleAlbumLabel
BLACK ORPHEUS SOUND TRACKGENERIQUEBLACK ORPHEUS SOUND TRACKFONTANA
JOAO GILBERTOSAUDADE DA BAHIABOSS OF THE BOSSA NOVAATLANTIC
ANTONIO VALDETAROTRADICAOLETICIAwww.antoniovaldetaro.com
MJQ W/LAURINDO ALMEIDAONE NOTE SAMBACOLLABORATIONATLANTIC
VINCE GUARALDISAMBA DE ORPHEUSJAZZ IMPRESSIONS OF BLACK ORPHEUSFANTASY
CK ORPHEUS S/TMANHA DE CARNAVALBLACK ORPHEUS S/TFONTANA
ANTONIO CARLOS JOBIMESTRADA DO SOLMESTRE DA MPEWARNER MUSIC BRASIL
LUIZ BONFALOVE CHEMISTRYTHE BONFA MAGICMILESTONE
ELIANE ELIASCRAVO E CANELAFANTASIABLUE NOTE
ESPERANZA SPALDINGPONTA DE AREIAESPERANZAHEADS UP
STAN GETZINSENTATEZBOSSA NOVA YEARSVERVE
ASTRUD GILBERTOGIRL FROM IPAANEMAGOLDEN JAPANESE ALBUMVERVE JAPAN
JOAO GILBERTOMENINO DO RIOLIVE IN MONTREUXELEKTRA MUSICIAN
CAETANO VELOSOVACA PROFANATOTALMENTE DEMAISVERVE
ANTONIO VALDETAROSEGURO DE SAILETICIAwww.antoniovaldetaro.com
ALFREDO MUROCHARAALMA BRASILEIRA VOL. 2www.alfdredomuro.com
baden powell orch.samba saravahMAN AND A WOMAN S/TUNITED ARTISTS

 

Jazz in the Afternoon playlist for 07/15/2009

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Program name: 
Jazz in the Afternoon
Air date: 
07/15/2009
ArtistTitleAlbumLabel
RAY BROWN TRIOTAKE ME OUT TO THE BALL GAME3 DIMENSIONALCONCORD
DOC AND MERLE WATSONTAHE ME OUT TO THE BALL GAMEBASEBALL'S GREATEST HITSRHINO
DAVE FRISHBERGPLAY BALLRETROMANIAARBORS JAZZ
JEFF HAmilton/MARK MURPHYSPLIT SEASON BLUESINDIANACONCORD
DAVE FRISHBERG/BOB DOROUGHWHO'S ON FIRSTWHO'S ON FIRSTBLUE NOTE
ABBOTT AND COSTELLOWHO'S ON FIRSTBASEBALL'S GREATEST HITSRHINO
LES BROWNJOLTIN' JOE DI MAGGIOBASEBALL'S GREATEST HITSRHINO
PETE RUGOLOALL STARRICHARD DIAMONDMERCURY
DANNY KAYEDODGER SONGBASEBALL'S GREATEST HITSRHINO
COUNT BASIEDID YOU SEE JACKIE ROBINSON HIT THAT BALLBASEBALL'S GREATEST HITSRHINO
DAVE FRISHBERGDODGER BLUERETROMANIAARBORS
ARNETT COBBBIG LEAGUE BLUESARNETT BLOWS FOR 1300DELMARK
TERRY CASHMANTALKIN' BASEBALLBASEBALL'S GREATEST HITSRHINO

 

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