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

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

Portland Jazz History from Lee Reinoehl to Stan Kenton

Air date: 
Wed, 01/14/2015 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Short Description: 
Music of Multi-Instrumentalist and Composer Lee Reinoehl
   Lee Reinoehl guests to discuss, in words and his music,
Portland jazz history of the 1950s and 1960s
with Nick Gefroh and Bob Dietsche
who were there, too.

   Lee was at both of the 1954 Stan Kenton Portland concerts
Reminiscent of the late KKUL-AM's festival
"Dont'cha Just Love Stan Kenton!",
we'll have music from each of those two concerts.

   Hope you'll tune in and enjoy.

Your host,
Bob Riddle

Jazz Stories

Air date: 
Wed, 12/31/2014 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Short Description: 
Jazz To Get You Ready for New Years Eve-ning
There are lots of stories in the Naked City.

Many of them are told through jazz music.

We have some that will get you in the mood.

Hope you'll tune in and enjoy.

Happy New Year to you
from your host,
Bob Riddle

Christmas Jazz

Air date: 
Wed, 12/17/2014 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Short Description: 
Four Portland musicians guest on annual Christmas special
Mike Horsfall, Ed Bennett, Tom Wakeling, and Rebecca Kilgore
bring their music, gig news, and holiday spirit
to the "Jazz In The Afternoon" annual Christmas show.
Many new, and old favorite, holiday tunes will be included.

Your host,
Bob Riddle

Portland guitarist Dan Duval will be in the studio talking up his latest project.

Air date: 
Wed, 12/03/2014 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Short Description: 
Rita Rega will be hosting today.

"Outta My Soul" is released on Reference Recordings and Robert Moore will be in to celebrate!

Air date: 
Wed, 11/19/2014 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Short Description: 
Rita Rega is hosting today.

Audio

From Brasil to New Orleans

Categories:
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 08/01/2012

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Program name: 
Jazz in the Afternoon
Air date: 
08/01/2012

 !:58 2:06 6:48      John Coltrane               Liberia                Coltrane's Sound                          Atlantic Records

2:06 2:11 4:38       Cedar Walton/Lincoln  The Maestro        The Maestro                                Muse Records

2:11 2:17 5:22       Cedar Walton               The Bouncer        The Bouncer                                High Note

2:23 2:29 5:07        Eric Reed                     Rhythm a ning      The Baddest Monk                      Savant

2:29 2:32 3:15        Michael Omer      Leaving Early for Pete   Unwritten, Unplugged, & Unsigned      Self Prod

2:32 2:42 9:21        Clayton Bros.       The New song and Daance    title track                             Artist Share

2:49 2:55 5:44        Michael Omer             Stars & Spires         Unwritten, Unplugged & Unsigned      Self Prod

3:00 3:08 6:55        Michael Omer             Moody Muse              "                  "                "                    "

3:08 3:12 4:00        Sachel Vasandani        The Very Thought of You      Hi-Fly                            Mack Ave.

3:12 3::16 4:00        Mary Stallings             When Lights are Low    Don't Look Back                    High Note

3:20 3:28 8:22        Dr. Lonnie Smith           Mellow Mood             The Healer                           Pilgrimage Rec

3:28 3:37 9:25        Lonnie Smith                  Play it Back                Live at Club Mozambique        Blue Note

3:39 3:44 5:41        Laila Biali                      Woodstock                    Live in Concert                      Self Prod

3:44 3:48 4:41       Brian Bromberg          All Along the Watchtower  Bromberg Plays Hendrix     Artistry

3:49 3:57 7:21      Gil Evans                      Voodo Chile                     Live at Sweet Basil               Evidence

3:57 4::00 7:30      Ravi Coltrane                Klepto                              Spirit Fiction                      Blur Note 

 

 

Jazz in the Afternoon playlist for 07/18/2012

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Jazz in the Afternoon
Air date: 
07/18/2012
ArtistTitleAlbumLabel
NAT COLEI'LL NEVER BE THE SAMENAT KING COLE TRIOCAPITOL
DONALD HARRISONSPIRITS OF CONGO SQUARENEW ORLEANS LEGACY ENSEMBLECANDID
RON STEENBLUES FOR R.S.AQUAMARINEHOUSE RECORDS
NAT COLEI'LL NEVER BE THE SAMENAT KING COLE TRIOCAPITOL
ART ABRAMS SWING MACHINEWALTZ THISCHILDREN OF THE NIGHTAYA
ART ABRAMS SWING MACHINETWO SHADES OF AUTUMNCHILDREN OF THE NIGHTAYA
DAVE FRISHBERG/AL COHNP-TOWNYOU'RE A LUCKY GUYCONCORD
JOHN LEE HOOKERTHE WATERFRONTTHE REAL FOLK BLUESCHESS
TOM WAKELINGTHE TOUCH OF YOUR LIPSCOTTON CLUB LIVEPHD
BEN WOLFEJACKIE MACNO STRANGERS HEREMAX JAZZ
AL COHNTHAT'S WHAT YOU THINKAL COHN QUINTETSAVOY
AL COHNAH-MOOREAL COHN QUINTETSAVOY
DAVE FRISHBERGTHE UNDERDOGLET'S EAT HOMECONCORD
BEN WOLFETYHE MINNICK RULENO STRANGERS HEREMAX JAZZ
WYNTON MARSALISALL ABOARDBIG TRAINCOLUMBIA
JACKY TERRASONUNDER PARIS SKIESSMILEBLUE NOTE
PIERRE MICHELOTGAVOTTEROUND ABOUT A BASSGITANE
DEVIN PHILLIPSTHE GREAT M.T.WADE IN THE WATERDEVIN PHILLIPS MUSIC
KURT ELLINGIT'S EASY TO REMEMBERDEDICATED TO YOUCONCORD
COLTRANE AND HARTMANDEDICATED TO YOUJOHN COLTRANE AND JOHNNY HARTMANMCA IMPULSE
AKBAR DE PRIEST/ANDRE ST JAMESPOTATO SALADCENTRAL AVENUE ROOTSDE PRIEST PROJECT
ANDREW OLIVER KORA BANDTHE FUNNEL AND THE VACUUM CLEANERJUST 4UANDREW OLIVER
JIMMY SMITHALL DAY LONGINCREDIBLEBLUE NOTE
NANCY KING/DAVE CATNEYGREEN DOLPHIN STNONEPRIVATE COLLECTION
NANCY KING/DAVE CATNEYMOONLIGHT TO YOUNONEPRIVATE COLLECTION
PETE PETERSEN AND THE PORKPIE SEXTETRELEASE THE HORNSKEEP YOUR HAT ONPONY BOY
JESSICA WILLIAMS/DICK BERKAUTUMN LEAVESMOMENTUMJAZZ FOCUS
RICH HALLEYTHE LIZARD BROTHERSCRACKED SIDEWALKSAVOCET

Jazz in the Afternoon playlist for 06/20/2012

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Program name: 
Jazz in the Afternoon
Air date: 
06/20/2012
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STAN KENTONTUXEDO JUNCTIONAT THE LAS VEGAS TROPICANACAPITOL
STAN KENTONSTREET SCENESAMECAPITOL
ART ABRAMS SWING MACHINEPATCH OF FOG - PRELUDESPEAK LOW/SWING HARDAYA
ART ABRAMS SWING MACHINEI'LL BE SEEING YOUSAMEAYA
GLEN MOORE & DAVID FRIESENCHILDREN OF THE KINGDOMIN CONCERTVANGUARD
DAVID FRIESENPRELUDEINNER VOICESGLOBAL PACIFIC
GLEN MOORE/DAVID FRIESENFLAGOLETIN CONCERTVANGUARD
GLEN MOORE/DAVID FRIESENBASS DUETIN CONCERTVANGUARD
OREGONEPILOGUE45TH PARALLELPORTRAIT/CBS
GLEN MOOREZBIGYINTRODUCINGELEKTRA/ASYLUM
DAVID FRIESEN AND UWE KROPINSKIISTANBLUEMADE IN ISTANBULITM
DAVIS FRIESEN AND GLEN MOOREON THE ROAD WITH JAZZRETURNINGBURNSIDE

Jazz in the Afternoon playlist for 06/20/2012

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Program name: 
Jazz in the Afternoon
Air date: 
06/20/2012
ArtistTitleAlbumLabel
STAN KENTONTUXEDO JUNCTIONAT THE LAS VEGAS TROPICANACAPITOL
STAN KENTONSTREET SCENESAMECAPITOL
ART ABRAMS SWING MACHINEPATCH OF FOG - PRELUDESPEAK LOW/SWING HARDAYA
ART ABRAMS SWING MACHINEI'LL BE SEEING YOUSAMEAYA
GLEN MOORE & DAVID FRIESENCHILDREN OF THE KINGDOMIN CONCERTVANGUARD
DAVID FRIESENPRELUDEINNER VOICESGLOBAL PACIFIC
GLEN MOORE/DAVID FRIESENFLAGOLETIN CONCERTVANGUARD
GLEN MOORE/DAVID FRIESENBASS DUETIN CONCERTVANGUARD
OREGONEPILOGUE45TH PARALLELPORTRAIT/CBS
GLEN MOOREZBIGYINTRODUCINGELEKTRA/ASYLUM
DAVID FRIESEN AND UWE KROPINSKIISTANBLUEMADE IN ISTANBULITM
DAVIS FRIESEN AND GLEN MOOREON THE ROAD WITH JAZZRETURNINGBURNSIDE

Jazz in the Afternoon playlist for 06/20/2012

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Program name: 
Jazz in the Afternoon
Air date: 
06/20/2012
ArtistTitleAlbumLabel
STAN KENTONTUXEDO JUNCTIONAT THE LAS VEGAS TROPICANACAPITOL
STAN KENTONSTREET SCENESAMECAPITOL
ART ABRAMS SWING MACHINEPATCH OF FOG - PRELUDESPEAK LOW/SWING HARDAYA
ART ABRAMS SWING MACHINEI'LL BE SEEING YOUSAMEAYA
GLEN MOORE & DAVID FRIESENCHILDREN OF THE KINGDOMIN CONCERTVANGUARD
DAVID FRIESENPRELUDEINNER VOICESGLOBAL PACIFIC
GLEN MOORE/DAVID FRIESENFLAGOLETIN CONCERTVANGUARD
GLEN MOORE/DAVID FRIESENBASS DUETIN CONCERTVANGUARD
OREGONEPILOGUE45TH PARALLELPORTRAIT/CBS
GLEN MOOREZBIGYINTRODUCINGELEKTRA/ASYLUM
DAVID FRIESEN AND UWE KROPINSKIISTANBLUEMADE IN ISTANBULITM
DAVID FRIESEN AND GLEN MOOREON THE ROAD WITH JAZZRETURNINGBURNSIDE
DAVID FRIESENBLUE 10FIVE AND THREEITM
OREGONTHE CAT PIANOIN STRIDECAM JAZZ
GLEN MOORE/DAVID FRIESENSUITE FOR BASS, CELLO, AND VIOLININ CONCERTVANGUARD
JIMMY SMITHALL DAY LONGTHE INCREDIBLEBLUE NOTE
JIMMY RUSHING/DAVE FRISHBERGHOMETHE YOU AND ME THAT USED TO BERCA
JIMMY RUSHING/DAVE FRISHBERGTHANKS A MILLIONSAMERCA
DAVE FRISHBERGSARATOGA HUNCHDAVE FRISHBERG SONGBOOKOMNI SOUND JAZZ
SHIRLEY NANETTEYOU DO SOMETHING TO MESEE YOU LATERFIREBIRD ARTS AND MUSIC
ROBERT MOORELITTLE BOY BLUESERVE YOU, MA'AM?ROMO MUSIC

Jazz in the Afternoon playlist for 06/06/2012

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Jazz in the Afternoon
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06/06/2012
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Art PepperLas Cuevas de MarioFriday Night at the Village VanguardContemporary
Dr. Lonnie SmithMonk Could SwingThe Turbanator32 Jazz
Dave LiebmanTribute to John ColtraneMr. PCColumbia
Dave LiebmanMaiden VoyageVoyageEvidence
Dave Liebman and Nancy ReedThe PeacocksNeighborVictordisk
MaracaMantecaReencuentrosSarl
Absolute TrioI didn't Know What Time it WasA Tropical ThirstRed Rock
Brad Mehldau TrioTwiggyOdeNonsuch
Wayne ShorterFee Fi Fo FumSpeak No EvilBlue Note
The CookersBelieveBelieveMotema
Nina SimoneI Put a Spell On YouJazz MastersVerve
Eddie Lockjaw DavisThe RevBest ofPrestige
Miles DavisBlowDoo BopWarner Bros
Miles and QuincySpringsvilleLive at MontreuxWarner Bros
Get The BlessingOC DCOC DCNAIM

Jazz in the Afternoon playlist for 05/23/2012

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Jazz in the Afternoon
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05/23/2012
ArtistTitleAlbumLabel
Pat MethanyTurnaround80/81ECM
Todd BishopEnfantLittle Played Little BirdOrigin
Noah Bernsteina Place Called SilvermanSixHanley
Art FarmerWisteriaJazz GiantsPrestige
Steve KuhnWisteriaWisteriaECM
Bria SkonbergKeep Me In The Back of Your MindSo Is the DayRandom Act
Bria SkonbergSo Is The Daysame nameRandom Act
Bria SkonbergHip CheckSo Is the DayRandom Act
Bria SkonbergPenny in your PocketSo Is The DayRandom Act
Miles Davis QuartetGingerbread BoyBest OfColumbia
Anita Oday/RLS RemixSing Sing SingVerve remix 3Verve
M, M, & WBemsha Swing/Lively Up YourselfLast ChanceGramavision
Billy Martin/Will BladesLes and EddieShimmyRoyal Potato Family
Eddie HarrisListen HereThe Real Electric Eddie H.Ubiquity
Les McCanLittle Blue VWLes is MoreHyena
Brian BrombergCompared to Thatsame nameArtistry
Anne SajderaAna MariaAzulBijuri Records

Jazz in the Afternoon playlist for 05/09/2012

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Program name: 
Jazz in the Afternoon
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05/09/2012
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NANCY KING/RAY BROWNTHE PERFECT BLUESSOME OF MY BEST FRIENDS ARE SINGERSTELARC
NANCY KINGWHAT'S NEWLIVE AT PICADILLY ROOM 1973PRIVATE COLLECTION
NANCY KING/JOHN STOWELLHOW HIGH THE MOONRAYPHILOLOGY
NANCY KING/STEVE CHRISTOFFERSONMISY ROSESPERENNIALKILIMANJARO DISQUES
NANCY KING/FRED HERSCHLKITTLE SUEDE SHOES/DAY BY DAYLIVE AT JAZZ STANDARDMAX JAZZ
NANCY KING/GLEN MOORESWEEPER MANCLIFF DANCEJUSTICE
NANCY KING/KARIN ALLYSONEVERYBODY'S BOPPIN'FOOTPRINTSCONCORD JAZZ
NANCY KING/SERGIU LUCAI WATCH YOU SLEEPPERENNIALKILIMANJARO DISQUES
JIMMY SMITHALL DAY LONGTHE INCREDIBLEBLUE NOTE
NANCY KING/SONNY KINGBYE BYE BLACKBIRDLIVE AT EUGENE HOTEL 1967PRIVATE COLLECTION
NANCY KING with STEVE CHRISTOFFERSON/LEROY VINNEGARBLUE SKIESPERENNIALKILIMANJARO DISQUES
NANCY KINGHOUR OF THE POSSUMCLIFF DANCEJUSTICE

Jazz in the Afternoon playlist for 04/25/2012

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Jazz in the Afternoon
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04/25/2012
ArtistTitleAlbumLabel
Betty CarterFeed the Firesame nameVerve
Mc Coy TynerImpressionsInfinityImpulse
Baby Face WilletteFace to Facesame nameBlue Note
Mel BrownShoes for ShirleySmokin at Jimmy Mak'sself prod
Piero OroriciMy One and Only Lovew/Cedar Walton TrioSavant
Mary StallingsLove Me or Leave MeDon't Look BackHigh Note
Jimmy ScottAll The Waysame nameSire
Roland KirkBlue RolJazz MastersVerve
Yusef LateefOboe BluesLast Savoy SessionsSavoy
Roland KirkYou Did ItJazz MastersVerve
Yusef LateefA Night in TunisiaLast Savoy SessionsSavoy
James NewtonBlack and Tan FantasyAfrican FlowerBlue Note
Lawrence BrownJeep's BluesInspired AbandonImpulse
Santana/ShorterFor Those Who ChantLive at MontreauxMontreaux
Will BernardImplitudeOutdoor Livingself prod
Hailey NiswangerThe Keepersame titleCalmit

Jazz in the Afternoon playlist for 04/11/2012

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Program name: 
Jazz in the Afternoon
Air date: 
04/11/2012
ArtistTitleAlbumLabel
Benny Golson`Killer JoeI remember cliffordJHR
Either OrchestraWhisper NotThe Calculus of PleasureAccurate
Benny GreenTestifyinDon't Be ShamedBlue Note
Etta JamesBlues in the NightPlease Send Me Someone to LoveFantasy
Ahmad JamalWoody n YouBlue MoonJazz BooK
Bill EvansSolarComplete Vanguard SessionsRiverside
Mark SimonSonoraBass 10Saphu
Mark SimonHometown BluesPortland NightsLibra Moon
Hank JonesPaulettaFor My FatherJustin Time
Mark SimonThis Old ManBass 10Saphu
Mark SimonAlone TogetherBass 10Saphu
Todd BishopMothers of the VeilLittle Played Little BirdOrigin
Chico FreemanDon't Get Around Much AnymoreSpirit SensetiveIndia Navigation
Jimmy RushingGoin To ChicagoThe Essential JRVanguard Rec
Brian Hosong for my FatherOrganicself produced

 

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