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

Greg Osby and Nancy King Guest Today

Air date: 
Wed, 10/22/2014 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Short Description: 
Greg Osby, Mark Simon, and Nancy King will be our guests.
Saxophonist Greg Osby will guest at 2 pm to highlight his performance tonight
at Jimmy Mak's. 

Pianist Mark Simon follows at 2:45 to tell us of his CD release party
on November 2 at Classic Pianos. 

Nancy King will be our special guest at 3 pm
to promote her benefit concert November 9 at the Alberta Rose Theater;
proceeds will help Nancy replace her second hip.  Let's help her
throw those 2 canes away!

All guests will be reinforced by great music.
We expect some good stories to creep in.

Your host,
Bob Riddle

Portland Jazz Pianists Play Live On Air for KBOO Fall membership Drive

Air date: 
Wed, 10/08/2014 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Short Description: 
Four Jazz Pianists Play Live in KBOO's Studio
Four Portland jazz pianists grace our studio, and airwaves,
for 30 minutes each, for our members - please become one!

2:00-2:30 - Gordon Lee
2:30-3:00 - Lee Reinoehl
3:00-3:30 - Mark Simon
3:30-4:00 - Steve Christofferson

Thanks in advance to these fine musicians
for contributing their time for KBOO.

Remember - the best way to appeciate KBOO's special brand of jazz -
which we have provided since our founding in 1968 -
is to become a member!

With thanks and regards,
your host,
Bob Riddle

Memories of Portland's Jazz Quarry (1976-1987), and its pianist "The Professor" Eddie Wied

Air date: 
Wed, 09/24/2014 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Short Description: 
memories of Portland's Jazz Quarry (1976-1987), and its regular pianist "The Professor" Eddie Wied

Fond memories of Portland's Jazz Quarry (1976-1987),
and its regular pianist "The Professor" Eddie Wied (1925  -2007)
will be kindled by special guests Patricia Caringella, Mark Simon,
and Larry Nobori. They, and their music - and stories! -
will link those days to the present, including a new landmark building
to be built over the Jazz Quarry's former location.
 
   Larry is the initial link between Eddie and Italian jazz pianist
Giovanni Ceccarelli, whose music we'll hear as well.
Giovanni is currently one of Europe's leading musicians,
and responsible for Eddie's Italian CDs and tours.
 

Oregon Coast Jazz Party/Gordon Lee guests/Remembering Don Manning

Air date: 
Wed, 09/10/2014 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Short Description: 
The Latest Happenings in Portland and Oregon Jazz
   First, please tune in to Jazz Lives, hosted by Nick Gefroh, at noon,
for a tribute to Don Manning, who passed away on Tuesday, September 9.

   Don solidified the ongoing tradition of
truly unique jazz hosts at KBOO since we went on the air in 1968
with his memorable, long-running program "Bebop Spoken Here".

   KBOO would never have been the same without Don.
We'll play "Requiem" by Lennie Tristano, at the top of the show,
in tribute.

  We'll continue with both a preview, and a retrospective,
to Newport's Oregon Coast Jazz Party, whose music director,
Holly Hofmann, will guest by phone.

Rita Rega will be hosting Jazz in the Afternoon today.

Air date: 
Wed, 08/27/2014 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Short Description: 
Rita will be chatting with California vocalist Mary Anne Anderson after 3 pm.

Eyewitness to Jazz: George Wein talking about the film "Jazz On A Summer's Day."

Air date: 
Wed, 08/13/2014 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Short Description: 
Rita Rega interviews George Wein who celebrates his 60th year presenting the Newport Jazz Festival.

KBOO Alum Rick Mitchell Returns

Air date: 
Wed, 07/30/2014 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Short Description: 
KBOO Alum Rick Mitchell promotes new book
Rick Mitchell, KBOO music host for 14 years in the 70's and 80's
as well as writer for Willamette Week and The Oregonian,
and leader of the jazz/funk/blues group Le Bon,
guests from 3 to 4 p.m.to promote his new book
"Jazz In The New Millennium:  Alive and Well".
We'll play selections from his 5-page recommended jazz playlist.

Between 2 and 3 pm, Hailey Niswanger and Ez Weiss guest,
and we'll sneak-preview the soon-to-be-released
Mel Brown Septet CD, which the group played from live
at the recent Cathedral park Jazz Festival.

Your host, Bob Riddle

Jazz in the Afternoon on 07/23/14

Categories:
Air date: 
Wed, 07/23/2014 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Short Description: 
Mainstream Jazz from the historic to the present

Charlie Haden, Paul Horn, Horace Silver - and Cathedral Park Jazz Fest Preview

Air date: 
Wed, 07/16/2014 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Short Description: 
34th Annual Cathedral Park Jazz Festival - Free - This Weekend

We'll play memorials to 3 gentlemen of jazz recently lost.
Charlie Haden will swing. Paul Horn will play "old age" (not new age).
Horace Silver will treat us to his musical philosophy:
"I personally do not believe in politics, hatred, or anger in my musical composition.
Musical composition should bring happiness and joy to people
and make them forget their troubles."

The show will wrap up with a preview of this weekend's
Cathedral Park Jazz Festival - the 34th annual.
Arthur Marx of the Jazz Society of Oregon,
who is keeping this largest free jazz festival in the west alive,
will be our guest.

Your host, Bob Riddle

Celebrate the 4th with the hearing of the Red, White and the Blues.

Air date: 
Wed, 07/02/2014 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Short Description: 
Rita Rega will be hosting Jazz in the Afternoon 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 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
ArtistTitleAlbumLabel
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

Categories:
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

Jazz in the Afternoon playlist for 07/08/2009

Categories:
Program name: 
Jazz in the Afternoon
Air date: 
07/08/2009
ArtistTitleAlbumLabel
GERALD WILSONCOOKING ON CANNERY ROWTHEME FOR MONTEREYMAMA
KING PLEASURESOMETIMES I'M HAPPYORIGINAL MOODY'S MOODPRESTIGE
DAVE BRUBECKGIVE A LITTLE WHISTLEDAVE DIGS DISNEYCOLUMBIA
BILLY ECKSTINEBLUES, THE MOTHER OF SINBASIE/ECKSTINE INC.ROULETTE
HANK MOBLEYCHAIN REACTIONSTRAIGHT NO FILTERBLUE NOTE
ETTA JONESDON'T GO TO STRANGERSDON'T GO TO STRANGERSPRESTIGE
AHMAD JAMALBUT NOT FOR MELIVE AT THE PERSHINGARGO
NAT KING COLE TRIOTHE FRIM FRAM SAUCETHE VINTAGE YEARSCAPITOL
JOHNNY HODGES310 BLUESEVERYBODY KNOWS JOHNNY HODGESIMPULSE
JOE PASSCATCH METHE COMPLETE CATCH ME SESSIONSBLUE NOTE
CANNONBALL ADDERLEY/JOE ZAWINULMERCY, MERCY, MERCYMERCY, MERCY, MERCYCAPITOL
GENE KRUPA/BUDDY RICHTHE DRUM BATTLETHE ORIGINAL DRUM BATTLEVERVE
KURT ELLINGITS'S EASY TO REMEMBERDEDICATED TO YOUCONCORD
DAVID FRIESEN TRIOBLUE 10FIVE AND THREEITM
PETE PETERSEN AND THE PORKPIE SEXTETRELEASE THE HORNSKEEP YOUR HAT ONPONY BOY RECORDS
HAILEY NISWANGERYES OR NOCONFEDDIEwww.haileyniswanger.com
ROBERT MOORETHIS IS WHAT WE GETKARLA'S SERMONROMO
KATE DAVIS/DAVE FRISHBERGOUR LOVE ROLLS ONIN TRODUCING KATE DAVISKDM
KING LOUIE/SWEET BABY JAMESCISSY STRUTAROUND THE WORLDwww.myspace.com/kinglouiebabyjames
jimmy smithALL DAY LONGALL DAY LONGBLUE NOTE
GERRY MULLGAN/LEROY VINNEGARTHE CAT WALKGERRY MULLIGAN MEETS BEN WEBSTERVERVE
CLAUDIO RODITIE NADA MAISbrazilliance x 4RESONANCE RECORDS
TONY MONACOS' ABOUT TIMELIVE AT THE ORBIT ROOMchicken coup records

 

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