The Motif: Re-Imagine a Jazz Sensibility

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The Motif: Re-Imagine a Jazz Sensibility on 11/21/15

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Sat, 11/21/2015 - 2:00pm - 5:00pm
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The Motif: Re-Imagine a Jazz Sensibility on 11/14/15

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Sat, 11/14/2015 - 2:00pm - 5:00pm
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Dialog performs live in studio 2pm The Motif

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Sat, 11/07/2015 - 2:00pm - 5:00pm
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Live in the studio: The Motif 7 Friends
Dialog is a band that boast of journey men musicians with multiple music styles. Together they bring a free flowing style that streams diverse music genre into an alchemy of extrodinary artistic expressions. Chuck Smith sings and plays reeds; Terrance Wooten, a conductee into Oregon's Music Hall of Fame plays rhythm and lead guitar, and Gene Ermel on drums is both/and funky and progressive. Tune in! 2pm

The Motif: Re-Imagine a Jazz Sensibility on 10/31/15

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Sat, 10/31/2015 - 2:00pm - 5:00pm
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The Motif: Re-Imagine a Jazz Sensibility on 10/24/15

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Sat, 10/24/2015 - 2:00pm - 5:00pm
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The Motif: Re-Imagine a Jazz Sensibility on 10/17/15

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Sat, 10/17/2015 - 2:00pm - 5:00pm
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The (Jazz) Crusaders II

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Sat, 10/10/2015 - 2:00pm - 5:00pm
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Non-exhaustive sampling of The (Jazz) Crusaders whose music cross mainstream and fusion.
Part II

The (Jazz) Crusaders: An Epic 

In the cannon of American Classic Music this group brings note and staff to the melodic moment. The Crusaders defy notorious snobbery and uptight that at times limits jazz music to an "elite" consumer base. The group's recording session and live performance endeavor to utilize all music that connects souls. Session players, vocalist, and orchestras often accompany the groups 'crusade' across  expanse and diversity of music.

Part Two draws from chronology, and count of the sizable discography. 

The Crusaders Tribute

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Sat, 10/03/2015 - 2:00pm - 5:00pm
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Tribute to The Crusaders
The Crusaders (Jazz Crusaders) are pioneers of fusing popular music forms with jazz. Wayne Henderson, Joe Sample, Wilton Felder, and Stix Hooper utilized tremendously talented side men to forge a sound that leaped over main stream and straight ahead bounderies. Tune in Saturday, October 3, 2015 at 2pm. Music from different developmental periods of the group will be on display. Tentative interviews with childhood and school mates that grew up in Texas with members in the group. R. I. P. : Wayne, Joe, and Wilton. 

The Motif: Re-Imagine a Jazz Sensibility on 09/26/15

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Sat, 09/26/2015 - 2:00pm - 5:00pm
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The Motif: Re-Imagine a Jazz Sensibility on 09/19/15

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Sat, 09/19/2015 - 2:00pm - 5:00pm
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Interview with Ravi Coltrane

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Sat, 07/28/2012

Yugen Rashad interviewed Ravi Coltrane. They talk about music, life and vibration.


PDX Jazz, the presenting organization of the Portland Jazz Festival in partnership with Jimmy Mak's, announces saxophonist Ravi Coltrane as part of the continuing PDX Jazz @ Jimmy Mak's series on Wednesday, August 8th @ 7:00 & 9:00. Coltrane will lead a quartet with pianist David Virelles, bassist Dezron Douglas, and drummer E.J. Strickland in support of his Blue Note debut, Spirit Fiction.

Coltrane released Spirit Fiction on June 19th. The 11-track album features two different band lineups, each with a unique expressive urgency. Several tracks feature Coltrane's long-term quartet with pianist Luis Perdomo, bassist Drew Gress and drummer E.J. Strickland. Coltrane also enlisted a quintet including trumpeter Ralph Alessi, pianist Geri Allen, bassist James Genus and drummer Eric Harland - the personnel featured on his sophomore release From the Round Box.

Born on Long Island in 1965, Ravi Coltrane is the second son of John and Alice Coltrane. His father died when Coltrane was only two and Alice, a renowned composer and pianist, raised him on the West Coast and proved a strong role model in her own right. Ravi had the honor of producing and playing on Alice Coltrane's Translinear Light, released three years prior to her death in 2007.

A move back east to New York and pivotal stints with Elvin Jones, Wallace Roney and Steve Coleman led Coltrane to begin asserting himself as a leader in the mid 1990's, and he has since released five albums including Moving Pictures (1998), From The Round Box (2000), Mad 6 (2002), In Flux (2005), and Blending Times (2009). He has also continued appearing as a sideman with the likes of McCoy Tyner, Jack DeJohnette, Jeff 'Tain' Watts, and Flying Lotus, and as a co-leader of the Saxophone Summit with Joe Lovano and Dave Liebman.

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The Motif: Re-Imagine a Jazz Sensibility playlist for 12/22/2012

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Bob Baldwinstar spangled bannerAmerican spirit
Jimmy and Wesbaby its cold outsidedynamic dou
ray charles""greatest hits - right one
Anita Bakermy fave thingschristmas fantasy
rodney jordan""rebirth of the cool 2
weschim chim chereegoing out of my head
jimmy smithgreensleeveschristmas cookin
BILL WITHERSgift of givingsmooth grooves
Herbie hancockriverjoni letters
bheki mselekuone for allcelebration
al jarreaublue and greenheaven and earth
james newtontoday at midnightIf love
ken mcintyrenaomiunited artists sessions
kent jordanthe messagenight aire
ravi shankarwoman reminiscinggenesis
miles from indiagreat expectationsmiles from india
Pharoah Saundersnose a phoemessage from home
milesthe little blue frogbig fun
bob beldendream worldblack dahlia

The Motif: Re-Imagine a Jazz Sensibility playlist for 12/15/2012

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bobby mcferrin and chick corea#5play
Liz Wrightafro blueyou tube
james newtonginette estherif love
d. byrdkofikofi
mark shimdon't wake the vilent babyturbulent flow
nicholas paytontryplychinto the blue
etienne charlesdoensfolklore
wynton marsalisbig fat henmagic hour
christian scottall bluesrewind that
steve colemanconfirmationdef trance beat
gary thomasintellectthe kold kage
darryl reevesinterludediary of a bandstand
pharez whittedcall to descipleshipmysterious cargo
bobby hutchersonpompeiantotal eclipse
kent jordannight airenight aire
5:00 Jim Pepper specialnaimaeverything is everththin/Chris Hills
Mal waldron quartetfunny glasses and a moustachequadrologue at utopia
jim pepperwitchi tai-topepper's pow wow
going down to muskogeeComin and goin
comin and goin
custard gets it

The Motif: Re-Imagine a Jazz Sensibility playlist for 12/08/2012

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oliver lakemusic, musicmatador 1st and 1st
james brownpappa's got bagPlays today and yesterday
odell brown and organizersshe's coming my wayducky
lonnie liston smithsummer daysexpansions
david newmanlonely avenuelonely avenue
grover washington, jr.can you did itbest is yet to come
john coltraneresolutiona love supreme
branford marsaliscrescent cityrandom abstract
Original motion picturenola vocalsshe gotta have it
oliver lakebreathe of lifematador 1st
dave brubecktake fivetime out
george bensonthis is jazz
al jarreauyou tube (german t. v. broadcast 1976
lionel louekeafrican shipheritage
lee ritenourfat albert rotundarhythm sessions
outsidebig cityoutside
dianne reeveschan's songdianne reeves
herbie hancockthen and now
jacky terrassonrendezvous
jeff lorberthe sambagalaxy
bobby hutchersonlittle b's poemyou tube
grover washington, jr.bright momentsskylarkin
ahmad jamalspanish interludehamal plays jamal
sonny fortunerevelationwaves of dreams
motion picture soundtrackshe's gotta have itshe's gotta have it

The Motif: Re-Imagine a Jazz Sensibility playlist for 11/24/2012

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robert glasperbutterflydouble booked
PSPwhat's wrong with youLIVE
mcCoy Tynerballad for aishaTogether
Nnenna Freelonballad for aishalisten
eryka baduout my mindpart two:
jack dejohnettepms amspecial editionl
third kind of blueupon arrivalthird kind of blue
herbie hancockcalypsomr hands
esperanza spaldingwinter sunchamber music society
philippe saisselady madonnathe body and soul sessions
fredddie hubbardred clayred clay
terrence blanchardlil' fawdysimply stated
lonnie plaxicokyekoRhythm and Soul
t. s. monka touching affaircross talk
lou donaldsonsnake bonesay it loud
gabor szabohigh contrasthigh contrast
marvin gayecome live with meI want you
george dukeShe's AmazingCool
johnny hammond smithgearsgears

The Motif: Re-Imagine a Jazz Sensibility playlist for 11/17/2012

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the best of bondDr. Nobest of Bond
Wes MontgomeryTwisted bluesgoing out of my head
kip hanrahana thousand nights and a nigha thousand nights and a night
Cannonball Adderelyup and at itwalk tall
Wes montgomeryup and at itdown here on the ground
john mclaughlindo you hear the voices you left behind?electric guitarist
The crusadersended as lovershealing the woundscl
clara bleythe girl who cried champagnesextet
grover washington, jr.moonstreamsfeels so good
payton, belden, yahel, hart, and drummondmontezumamysterious shortershorter
courtney pine#5resistance
donald byrdjamieethiopian nights
john coltraneresolultiona love supreme
al jarreaudinosaurtenderness
michael camilo and tomatitospainspain
Branford Marsalisthe ruby and the pearleternal
joshusa redmanhide and seekfreedom in the groove
lee ritenourfat albert rotundarhythm sessions
jack dejohnettewitchi tia tomusic for the fifth world
buckshot lefonquemona lisas and mad hattersbuck shot lefonque
Frank McCombgolden ladyThe truth vol 2
frank mccombActions Speaks louder then wordsThe Truth
Frank McCombTo the leftStraight from the Vault
Frank McComba tribute to the mastersa tribute to the master
Frank McComblove naturallylove stories

The Motif: Re-Imagine a Jazz Sensibility playlist for 09/29/2012

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oliver lakemusic, music, musicmatador of 1st and 1st
lee ritenourdolphins don't dancerhythm sessions
joey defrancescoeighty onesnap shot
jimmy mcgriffback on trackelectric funk
john pattonfootprintsmemphis to new york spirit
Medeski Martin & Woodsyreeda's song fluteits a jungle in here
george dukespring is herein a mellow tone
deep blue organtell me something goodwonderful
deep blue organnever knew love like this beforedeep blue
essence all starsold wine new bottlesorganic grooves
charles earlandtackheadthe almighty burner
The Bob Sneider and Joe Locke film noir projectchina townfallen angel
terrence blanchardchinatownjazz in film
silvano monasteriosblack saintmonasterios
courtney pinethe unknown warriorsmodern day jazz stories
joe lockelauraforce of four
joe lockelaurasound tracks
paul motianblue pearlplay monk and powel

The Motif: Re-Imagine a Jazz Sensibility playlist for 09/22/2012

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lunatic taxi#1sixun
weather report#5mr. gone
chick corea#3the mad hatter
gotye#10making mirrors
pat metheny group#6letter form home
kenny garrett#5happy people
brother jack mcduff#1moon rappin
lonnie liston smith#7dreams of tomorrow
chair lift#10something
george benson#8give me the night
sade#8the ultimate collection
kenny garrett#6beyond the wall
al jarreauburst in with the dawnlook to the rainbow
carmen macraeburst in with the dawnI'm coming home again
PSP (phillips, saisse, and pino)#2LIVE
gotye#11making mirrors
pat metheny@2still life talking
steve coleman#3the mancy of sound
Norman connors#10Best Of
joe sample#1the song lives on
james mason#10dreams
blackkbyrds#9soft and easy
bob james#8restless
herbie hancock#3complete warner bros. recordings
norman connors#5remember who you are
quincy jones#4sounds
lee ritenourf#3rhythm sessions
joey defrancescothe music of michael jacksonmusic of michael jackson

The Motif: Re-Imagine a Jazz Sensibility playlist for 09/08/2012

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marcus millerfebruaryreenaissance
kenny garrettaint nothing but the bluyeshappy people
robert glasperblack radioblack radio
robert glapserdown timedouble booked
lionel louekebayyinahHeritage
wallace roneyfmsif only for one night
christian scottvariousyesterday you said today
stephen scottda'atvision quest
avery sharpeisabella's awakeningsojourner truth
nicholas paytonbitchesbitches
christian scottdred scottajunde adjuah
jack mcduffbringing it homebringing it home
charles earlandmorgangreatest hits
defrancescothe slow bluesdefrancesco brothers
grant greenam I blueam i blue
randy crawford/joe sampleall night longFeelin Good
stanley turrentinhustlinhustlin
stanley turentineimpressionssugar
lonnie smithmove your handMove Your Hand

The Motif: Re-Imagine a Jazz Sensibility playlist for 09/01/2012

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cassandra wilsonred guitaranother country
calvin keysperfection is instant deathdetours into unconscious rhythms
gary thomaszylogcode violations
chick coreapaint the worldpaint the world
lionel loueke'bayyinahheritage
dr. lonnie smithbacktrackthe healer
3:00 Horace silverthe african queenthe cape verdean blues
courtney pineincense songunderground
bobby mcferrinbeyond wordsbeyond words
gretchen parlatohow we lovethe lost and found
sylvain lerouxmihquatuor creole
christian scottajunde adjuahajunde adjuah
cassandra wilsonanother countryanother country
donald byrdwhere are we goingblack byrd
marvin gayewhere are we goinglet's get it on
donald byrdI love the girlfancy free
freddie hubbardfeelingswindjammer
belinda underwoodsecret life of plantsgreen space
" " "seeing red"' ""
" " "blue gardenia" "

The Motif: Re-Imagine a Jazz Sensibility playlist for 08/25/2012

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wes montgomerylittle childtequilla
milton nascimentogiroucourage
grover washington, jraisha's themeparadise
najeesummer softplays songs from the key of life
gary thomasinvitationwhile the gate is open
sound assemblylive from new yorkacid jazz part 1
tremenda rumba!obbatala'maraca
lonnie liston smithdesert nightsexpansions
gary thomaspariah's pariahparih's pariah
lionel louekebayyinahheritage
terri lyne carringtontransformationmosaic
chritian scottliar, liarchritian atunde adjuah
milesprince of darknesssorcerer
joey defrancescolittle b's poemorganic vibe
branford marsalisyes and norandom abstract


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