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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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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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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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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The Motif: Re-Imagine a Jazz Sensibility on 09/19/15

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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 08/11/2012

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geroge adamsstar spangled bannerAmerica
john coltraneafro bluelive at birdland
ron blakeinvocationsonic touch
bob doroughthe coffee songtoo much coffee man
avery sharpepleading for my peoplesojourner truth
eric dolphymambo riccicaribe'
rabih abou khalilfortune seekerbukra
greg osbyvixen's vancefurther ado
teddy edwardssafari walkmississippi lad
Al Jarreaumas que nadatenderness
bob baldwincafazinobrazil
leon warethe lighta kiss in the sand
terence blanchard#9
etienne charles#2folk lore
wynton marsalis#5the magic hour
ravi coltrane#4blending times
herbie hancockthrustthrust
wayne shorter#2atlantis
grover washington, jr.#6come morning
george duke#5duke
gretchen parlato#13the lost and found
eddie harriscryin bluesthe in sound
kenny garrett#8standard of language
kendrick scott oracle#2the source
bobby lyle#8secret island

The Motif: Re-Imagine a Jazz Sensibility playlist for 08/04/2012

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the frank cunimondo triofeeling goodfeeling good
joe sample and randy crawfordfeeling goodlive
robert glasperafro blueblack radio
diane reevesafro blueI remember
philippe saisseokayready to go
esperanza spaldingi know you knowesperanza
hueman natureround midnightvarious up and down club
abstract truthanother planget another plan
dr. buzzardalways have a smilevery best of
linacome to momathe inner beauty
jazz lee alstondream of jazzjazz lee alston
cassandra wilsonfragileglamoured
muhal richard abramssong for allsong for all
bob jamesstorm warningrestless
marcus millermr. cleanrenaissance
lonnie plaxicorobinwest side stories
the jazzholemoodness of cool... and the feeling goes around
old/new dreamsopen or closeold new dreams
charles mingus sextetjitterbug waltzcornell 1964
norman connorslove from the sunbest of
ravi coltranewho wants ice creamspirit fiction
ornette colemaneuropean echoessound museum
ahmed abdullahsong of forcediaspora - dedication
ravi coltranewho wants icecreamspirit fiction
john coltraneresolutiona love supreme
steve coleman#1the mancy of sound
oliver nelsonralph's new bluesstraight ahead
kenny garrettboogety boogetyseeds from the underground
cassandra wilsonjump worldjump world

The Motif: Re-Imagine a Jazz Sensibility playlist for 07/28/2012

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kenny garrett#1`simply said
joey defrancesco#2organic vibes
john patton#8one for ja
leon spencer#6legends of acid jazz
george benson#2beyond the blue horizen
lenny white#2edge
lenny white#11the collection
ron blake#4lest we forget
jimmy mcgriff#1electric funk
ken mcintyre#3looking ahead
branford marsalis#1metamorphosen
wayne shorter#3the soothsayer
milesgreat expectationsthe complete bitches brew session
john coltranenaratini serenadethe believer
ken mcintyre#8united artists sessions
kenny garrettintro to Africalive at the iridium
joe chambersmoving picturespower to the people
ravi coltranespirit fictionspirit fiction

The Motif: Re-Imagine a Jazz Sensibility playlist for 07/21/2012

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ran blakehow bout thatwende
donald byrdessenceelectric byrd
greetje bijmaturntales of a voice
jazz crusadersdoing that thanglive lighthouse '66
bob baldwincafezinhobrazil chill
incognitotell me what to dotransatlantic r.p.m.
cindy bradleyfoot printsunscripted
the ccrusaderssnowflakeimages
joe hendersonblack is the colormilestone profile
soundtrack bodyheatmain themeBody heat
3:05pm Milessplashwater babies
Kenny Garrettsketches of MDlive at the Iridium

The Motif: Re-Imagine a Jazz Sensibility playlist for 07/21/2012

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Ran Blake#7Wende
donald byrd#2electric byrd
greetje bijma@9tales of a voice
the jazz crusaders#8live at lighthouse '66
bob baldwin#2brazil chill
incognito#16transatlantic r p m
cindy bradley#4unscripted
joe henderson#5milestone profiles
the crusaders#7images
joey defranseco#2organic vibes
doug carn featuring Kathy Farmerlittle b's poemyoutube
quincy jones#4you've got it bad
lou watson#2it doesn't matter
sean jones#4the search within
pharez whitted37mysterious cargo
ron blake#7lest we forget
charles mingus#6mingus ah um
miles#2evolution of a groove
bob belden#5black dahlia
pieces of a dream#9soul intent
earth wind and fire#1the promise
mfsb#9mysteries of the world
eddie henderson#10anthology
freddie hubbard#5windjammer
bennie maupin#9moonscapes

The Motif: Re-Imagine a Jazz Sensibility playlist for 06/30/2012

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bob baldwinmy country...The American Spirit
loading zonecan i dedicatethe loading zone
kenny garrettback to where...simply said
still cookinbebop proplstill cookin
return to foreverthe magicianromantic warrior
andy milnewhy 2k?new age of aquarius
bobby lylefinger rappiano magic
jason moranartist ought to...artist in residence
robert glasperi will be okayblack radio
kamau daa'oodmusicleimert park
steve williamsonpfat timejourney to truth
3:05/raphael saadiqstone rollinstone rollin
ron blakemakin love to youlest we forget
d'angelochicken greasevoodoo
todd clouserevery daya love electric
ornette colemanbourgeois boogievirgin beauty
billy banghip hop be bophip hop be bop
bob baldwinukaphilialookin back
herbie hancockbe stillfuture to future
milescorradocomplete bitch...
jimmy smithoh, my babyoregon grinder swing
marlena shawhow deep...elemental soul
marlena shawbe for realbest of...
nina simoneI think its going to rainthe soul of...
veronneauwait in vainjazz samba project
cassandra wilsontraveling milestraveling miles
jeanne leegoodby pork pieafter hours
ranee leei wonder where our love has gonedeep song
dianne reeveschan's songdianne reeves
willie nelson/wynton marsalistwo men with the bluestwo men with the blues

The Motif: Re-Imagine a Jazz Sensibility playlist for 06/23/2012

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milesjack johnsona tribute to jack johnson
jason moranbreak downartist in residence
eddie hendersonhop scotchsunburst
up and downround midnighthuman nature
diane reevesafro blueI remember
robert glasperafro blueblack radio
ben tankardmercy mercy mercymercy mercy mercymercy m
russell gunnvariationvol. 3vol 3
grey boyfreestylinfreestylin
bobby mcferrinmoon dancebobby mcferrin
vernell brown, you really love medo you really love me
nicholas paytonvelvet handcuffssonic trance
stephan harristhe lost onesevolution
bobby lyleothellothe jouney
sergio mendestimelesstimeless
herbie hancockhumpdis is da drum
madlibsong for my fathershades of blue
stephan harristhey won't go when i gourban us
vernell brown, jr.rise of the gods
sadelove is foundultimate collection
nicholas paytonlove and faithbitches
bob jamesstorm warningrestlesss
steve colemandestinationsine die
black renaissanceblack renaissanceblack renaissance
steve coleman and metricsblack genghisthe way of the cipher
jack mcduffthat's the way I feel about youthat's the way I feel about you

The Motif: Re-Imagine a Jazz Sensibility playlist for 06/16/2012

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john pattonfreedom jazz danceaccent on the blues
rj and the assignmentdolphin dancedeceiving eyes
elvin jonesharmoniquebrother john
andrew hillpartitionsdance with death
steve colemanbeyond all we knowblack science
ravi coltraneroads crossspirit fiction
the jazz crusadersdoin the thinglive at the lighthouse
wallace roneyhomehome
2:58/the cookersbelieve, for it it trueBelieve
lou donaldsonone cylinderblue breakbeats
joey defrancesco w/jimmy smithdot com blueslegacy
milesahmad's bluesworkin
eddie hendersonlittle b' poeminspiration
makanda kenny mcintyreanother looka new beginning
terence blanchardthe buterraneansjazz in film
diane reeveswill you still love me tomorrowthat day...
lee morganthis is the lifestandards
Hamiet Bluietttune upim/possible to keep

The Motif: Re-Imagine a Jazz Sensibility playlist for 06/02/2012

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jason moranartist out to be writingartist in residence
kirk lightseypinocchioshorter by two
dana hallinto the lightinto the light
john beaseleysong for dubsurfacing
bennie maupinwithin reachearly reflections
steve colemanreflexresistance is futile
norman connorsthe creator has a master planthe encore collection
philippe saisseif i ever lose this heavenbody and soul sessions
sadesodier of lovethe ultimate collection
robert glaspercherish the dayblack radio
sadelove is foundthe ultimate collection
terence blanchardlif' fawdysimply stated
sam riversprecisdimension
bobby hutchersonsame shametotal eclipse
ron blakemaking love to you

The Motif: Re-Imagine a Jazz Sensibility playlist for 05/26/2012

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whitney houstonstar spangled bannerarchive
bob baldwinmy country tis of theethe american spirit
lee ritenourlovely daysmoke n mirrors
philippe saisselovely daybody and soul
kenny garretthappy peoplehappy people
steve coleman and five elementswheel of natureresistance is futile
kendrick scottana mariareverence
joey defrancescolittle b's poemorganic vibes
kendrick scottmantrathe source
kenny garrettballad jarrettseeds from the underground
5:08 - terence blanchardfootprintsbounce
wayne shorterfootprintsadams apple
thus spokefootprintsevolution
cindy bradleyfootprintsunscripted
milesfootprintslive in europe 1967
jackie mcleanstrange as it seemsnew and old gospel
philippe saissewe're all alonebody and soul
pieces of a dreamwe're all alonegoodby manhattan
boz scaggswe're all aloneyou tube
bobby hutchersonsame shametotal eclipse
marvin gayeyou're the manlet's get it on Delux Box
belinda underwoodsecret life of plantsgreenspace
eddie hendersonlittle b's poeminspiration
joey defrancescolittle b's poemorganic vibes


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