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 06/06/2012

Categories:
Program name: 
Jazz in the Afternoon
Air date: 
06/06/2012
ArtistTitleAlbumLabel
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

Categories:
Program name: 
Jazz in the Afternoon
Air date: 
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

Categories:
Program name: 
Jazz in the Afternoon
Air date: 
05/09/2012
ArtistTitleAlbumLabel
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

Categories:
Program name: 
Jazz in the Afternoon
Air date: 
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

Categories:
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

Jazz in the Afternoon playlist for 03/28/2012

Categories:
Program name: 
Jazz in the Afternoon
Air date: 
03/28/2012
ArtistTitleAlbumLabel
FRANK ROSOLINOTAKE ME OUT TO THE BALLGAMETROMBONE ALBUMSAVOY
SONNY RUSSOROCKIN IN RHYTHMNONEPRIVATE COLLECTION
SONNY RUSSOTROMBONE SPECTACULARTROMBONE SPECTACULARPRIVATE COLLECTION
SONNY RUSSOLOVER MANTROMBONE SPECTACULARPRIVATE COLLECTION
FRANK ROSOLINO (VOCAL)TOO MARVELOUS FOR WORDSTURN ME LOOSECOLLECTIBLES
FRANK ROSOLINOLADY JEANLIGHTHOUSE AT LAGUNACONTEMPORARY
FRANK ROSOLINO(VOCAL)PENNIES FROM HEAVENTURN ME LOOSECOLLECTIBLES
CHARLES STRAUSE ORCH W/ARRANGEMENTS BY EDDIE SAUTERENTR'ACTESUPERMAN S/TCOLUMBIA
JOHN LA PORTA6th VARIATION - FROM THE COOL SCHOOLTHEME AND VARIATIONSFCD
BENNY GOODMANBUGLE CALL RAGLIVE IN SANTIAGO DE CHILETCB
WOODY HERMANFOUR OTHERSTHIRD HERD/EARLY AUTUMNDISCOVERY
WOODY HERMANMEN FROM MARSTHIRD HERD/EARLY AUTUMNDISCOVERY
STAN KENTONCOLLABORATION/LOVE FOR SALEKENTON IN CONCERT LIVE AT ROYAL ALBERT HALLARTISTRY
GRACHAN MONCUR IIITHE COASTEREVOLUTIONBLUE NOTE
GERRY MULLIGAN QUARTET F/BOB BROOKMEYERLOVE ME OR LEAVE MEparis concertpacific jazz
JIMMY KNEPPERTHE MASHERLIVE IN L.A.INNER CITY
STAN KENTONARTISTRY IN RHYTHMLIVE IN EUROPELONDON

Jazz in the Afternoon playlist for 03/28/2012

Categories:
Program name: 
Jazz in the Afternoon
Air date: 
03/28/2012
ArtistTitleAlbumLabel
FRANK ROSOLINOTAKE ME OUT TO THE BALLGAMETROMBONE ALBUMSAVOY
SONNY RUSSOROCKIN IN RHYTHMNONEPRIVATE COLLECTION
SONNY RUSSOTROMBONE SPECTACULARTROMBONE SPECTACULARPRIVATE COLLECTION
SONNY RUSSOLOVER MANTROMBONE SPECTACULARPRIVATE COLLECTION
FRANK ROSOLINO (VOCAL)TOO MARVELOUS FOR WORDSTURN ME LOOSECOLLECTIBLES
FRANK ROSOLINOLADY JEANLIGHTHOUSE AT LAGUNACONTEMPORARY
FRANK ROSOLINO(VOCAL)PENNIES FROM HEAVENTURN ME LOOSECOLLECTIBLES
CHARLES STRAUSE ORCH W/ARRANGEMENTS BY EDDIE SAUTERENTR'ACTESUPERMAN S/TCOLUMBIA
JOHN LA PORTA6th VARIATION - FROM THE COOL SCHOOLTHEME AND VARIATIONSFCD
BENNY GOODMANBUGLE CALL RAGLIVE IN SANTIAGO DE CHILETCB
WOODY HERMANFOUR OTHERSTHIRD HERD/EARLY AUTUMNDISCOVERY
WOODY HERMANMEN FROM MARSTHIRD HERD/EARLY AUTUMNDISCOVERY
STAN KENTONCOLLABORATION/LOVE FOR SALEKENTON IN CONCERT LIVE AT ROYAL ALBERT HALLARTISTRY
GRACHAN MONCUR IIITHE COASTEREVOLUTIONBLUE NOTE
GERRY MULLIGAN QUARTET F/BOB BROOKMEYERLOVE ME OR LEAVE MEparis concertpacific jazz
JIMMY KNEPPERTHE MASHERLIVE IN L.A.INNER CITY
STAN KENTONARTISTRY IN RHYTHMLIVE IN EUROPELONDON

Jazz in the Afternoon playlist for 03/14/2012

Categories:
Program name: 
Jazz in the Afternoon
Air date: 
03/14/2012
ArtistTitleAlbumLabel
DJ Jazzy JeffNight in TunisiaRe-BopSavoy
Dizzy G. Big Band

Jazz in the Afternoon playlist for 03/14/2012

Categories:
Program name: 
Jazz in the Afternoon
Air date: 
03/14/2012
ArtistTitleAlbumLabel
DJ Jazzy JeffNight in TunisiaRe-BopSavoy
Dizzy G. All Star Big BandHot HouseDizzy"s BusinessMCG Music
Cynthia FeltonFreedom Jazz Dancesameself
Brian BrombergBoliviaWood IIArtistry
Brian BrombergCantalope IslandDownright UprightArtistry
John BrownCome Live With MeQuiet TimeBrown Blvd. Musiv
John AutinPoincianaPiano TownRabadash
G. Shearing/H. JonesOh, Look at me NowThe Spirit of 176Concord
Paul McCartneyPaper MoonKisses on the BottomConcord
Pearl DjangoBegin the BeguineAvalonModern Hot Music
Pearl DjangoLauraUnder Paris SkiesModern Hot Music
Shelly MannMoulin Rouge MedleyShelly Mann Trio in ZurichContemporary
Cyrille Aimee/Diego F.La Vie En RoseSmileself prod
Charles LloydForrest FlowerIn MontereyAtlantic
TOSHIKO AKIYOSHIFalling Petalfrom toshika with LoveBMG
TOSHIKO AKIYOSHIOblivionRemember BudEvidence
Nt Adderley QuintetThe Old CountryThat's RightRiverside
Connonball Adderley QuintetWork SongParis 1960Pablo
Eddief Cleanhead VinsonKidney StewCleanhead/CannonballMilestone

Jazz in the Afternoon playlist for 02/01/2012

Categories:
Program name: 
Jazz in the Afternoon
Air date: 
02/01/2012
ArtistTitleAlbumLabel
Hendrick MeurkinsEstateLive at Bird's EyeZoho
Kurt EllingDedicated to YouDedicated to YouConcord Jazz
Cindy BlackmanCrazy He Calls MeThe OracleMuse
Chic CoreaPeri's ScopeFurther ExplorationsConcord Jazz
Jimmy OwensBright MississippiThe Monk ProjectIPO Recordings
SphereWe SeeSphereVerve
Thelonious Monk with John ColtraneTrinkle TinkleThelonious Monk with John ColtraneJazzland
Ella FitzgeraldSt. Louis BluesThese are the BluesVerve
Willie Nelson & Wynton MarsalisBasin Street Blues@ Men with the BluesBlue Note
Benny GreenGreen's BluesGreen's BluesTelarc
3 CohensThe MoochFamilyAnzic
Vijay IyerTirthaTirthaACT Music
Rudresh MahanthappaLunchanddinnerSamdhiACT
Miles from India groupSo WhatMiles from IndiaTimes Square Records
Vijay Iyer TrioSomewhereHistoricityACT Music
Eddie Daniels/Roger KellawaySomewhereLive at the Library of CongressIPO Recordings

 

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