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

PDX Jazz Festival Preview - and goodbye to 4 Notables

Air date: 
Wed, 02/10/2016 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Short Description: 
Don Lucoff, Rebecca and Ray Hardiman guest
We'll start with PDX Jazz Managing Director Don Lucoff,
musically introducing the 2017 PDX Jazz festival,
running February 18 through 28.

At 3 p.m., we'll play Requiem for 4 musical and comedy favorites:
Signe Anderson, Bob (of Bob and Ray fame) Elloitt,
Dan Hicks, and Wayne Thompson.

After the 3:30 jazz calendar, we'll switch to a Valentine's theme
with guests, vocalist Rebecca Hardiman, and pianist Ray Hardiman.

Your host,
Bob Riddle

"Hood's Woods" - Ern Hood's KBOO Jazz Legacy -also Bill Hood's and the whole Hood family

Air date: 
Wed, 01/27/2016 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Short Description: 
Tom "Hollywood" Hood and Denny "Lo-Ryder" Hays among several special guests
The KBOO jazz legacy was begun in 1968 with zither player Ern Hood
hosting the first FM show in Portland devoted strictly to jazz.

Ern's son, Tom Hood, now KBOO's Chief Engineer,
produces this special show .  From 2 to 3:30 pm, we'll feature Ern's unique music,
that of Ern's brother Bill Hood, a prominent jazz baritone sax performer
with big name bands from the 1950's, and likely that of more Hood family members,
including Tom's own sounds, and Grandma Hood's from KEX in the 1920's.

Stories will abound.  

After the 3:30 jazz calendar, Mike Horsfall, Rebecca Kilgore,
and Ellen Vanderslice guest to preview their upcoming release this Sunday

Gene Harris Special - dedicated to Wayne Thompson

Air date: 
Wed, 01/13/2016 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Short Description: 
Heather Keizur and Steve Christofferson guest
The joyous sounds of the late, great pianist Gene Harris
will be explored in many settings,
with the able assistance of Ernie Drapela,
from 2 to 3:30.  Vocalist Heather Keizur and pianist Steve Christofferson
will be our in-studio guests after the 3:30 jazz calendar, courtesy of the
Jazz Society or Oregon.

  Today's show is dedicated to the memory of the recently passed Wayne Thompson,
the multi-talented Oregonian journalist and jazz supporter,
whose service included 20 years editing and publishing the JSO magazine, Jazzscene.

Your host,
Bob Riddle

Memorial Tribute to David Lifton

Air date: 
Wed, 12/30/2015 - 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Short Description: 
A KBOO Legend has passed
Our beloved host of KBOO's long-running "A Jazz World" has unexpectedly passed.

This Wednesday, December 30, from noon to 4 p.m.,
the combined jazz shows of Nick Gefroh ("Jazz Lives") and myself
will present a 4-hour musical memorial to David Lifton.

We are inviting anyone who wishes to drop by, speak about David,
and bring and play a tune that David would have liked,
or that reminds that person of him.

If you would like to inform out-of-town family and friends,
we'll stream the show live at www.kboo/fm/listen
and the show wil be in the KBOO archives for 13 days after broadcast.

David was much more to KBOO that simply a program host.

Jazz in the Afternoon on 12/23/15

Categories:
Air date: 
Wed, 12/23/2015 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Short Description: 
Mainstream Jazz from the historic to the present

Annual Christmas Jazz Show

Air date: 
Wed, 12/16/2015 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Short Description: 
Rare Christmas Gems
Our annual Christmas show today will hopefully include your favorites
amongst the rare material we save for this day -
jazz and beyond.

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays,
Bob Riddle

Lambert, Hendricks, and Ross - also The Modern Jazz Quartet

Air date: 
Wed, 11/18/2015 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Short Description: 
Pianist and Professor George Colligan Guests
Two of the Super Groups from the 1950s are featured from 2 to 3:30 p.m. -
The Modern Jazz Quartet (John Lewis, Milt Jackson, Percy Heath, and Connie Kay)
and the vocal-ese stylings of
(Dave) Lambert, (Jon) Hendricks, and (Annie) Ross.

At 3:30, we'll leap back to the present with our guest,
pianist, trumpeter, drummer, composer, bandleader, and PSU Jazz Professor
George Colligan, who'll give us a musical preview of his upcoming CD release gig.

Your host,
Bob Riddle

Darrell Grant, Anat Cohen our celebrated guests

Air date: 
Wed, 11/11/2015 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Short Description: 
Mark Murphy Remembered
Pianist and Professor, and Portland Jazz Hall of Famer Darrell Grant begins the show by previewing
his upcoming release of his CD "The Territory" on November 14.

Clarinet and saxophonist Anat Cohen follows, as we celebrate her Wednesday night Portland performance.

We'll end with a tribute to the recently passed Mark Murphy - simply 'The Singer's Singer' -
and his rich legacy of moving music.

Hope you'll tune in and enjoy.

Your host,
Bob Riddle

Billy Strayhorn's 100th Birthday Events Preview

Air date: 
Wed, 10/21/2015 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Short Description: 
The Other Newport (R.I.) visited, with Ellington. Rebecca Kilgore guests
Billy Strayhorn's 100th birthday will be celebrated three times:
November 5 at Classic Pianos' concert;
November 6 thru 8 at Reed College's Celebration;
and at KBOO October 21, with our guest Rebecca Kilgore previewing
her participation in musical detail.  The Duke's musical presence abounds,
with memories of past Newport Jazz Festivals.

Your host,
Bob Riddle

Phil Woods and Joe Pass remembered

Air date: 
Wed, 10/14/2015 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Short Description: 
Impressions of Newport
First we'll remember Phil Woods, who passed September 29 at 83,
leaving a musical legacy on reeds.  Then, Impressions of Newport's 2015
Oregon Coast Jazz Party, always inspirational.
We'll close with a tribute to guitar virtuoso Joe Pass,
gone but definitely not forgotten.

Your host,
Bob Riddle

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 07/18/2012

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Program name: 
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
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

Categories:
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

Categories:
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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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

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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

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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

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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

 

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