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The Motif: Re-Imagine a Jazz Sensibility

Every Saturday from 2:00pm to 5:00pm.

Post modern representations of improvisation, across dramatic modes, and re-imagined spaces of diverse music genre. Hosted by The Motif, aka Yugen Kelsaw.

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Summertime: A Never Ending Breeze...

Airs at: Sat, 07/27/2019 at 2:00pm - 5:00pm
The Motif brings examines one of the great 20th Century compositions. Covered by numerous musicians, through a fascinating lens. The best time... Summertime Read more

The Motif: Re-Imagine a Jazz Sensibility on 07/20/19

Airs at: Sat, 07/20/2019 at 2:00pm - 5:00pm

The Motif: Re-Imagine a Jazz Sensibility on 07/13/19

Airs at: Sat, 07/13/2019 at 2:00pm - 5:00pm

Flute of the Bloom: Pipers of Love

Airs at: Sat, 06/29/2019 at 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Flute of the Bloom: Pipers of Love This instrument - burnished in passion. The best players seldom depart from the heat. A sound that cures heart ache, a balm for the soul. A flutist the flight of melody,  harmony, and touch. Elevation to heights of bliss and wonderment...... Read more

The Motif: Re-Imagine a Jazz Sensibility on 06/15/19

Airs at: Sat, 06/15/2019 at 2:00pm - 5:00pm

Steely Dan: Jazz Whispers and Other Conversations

Airs at: Sat, 06/08/2019 at 2:00pm - 5:00pm
  There exist no body of music with the sophistication and precision like Dan Fagen and Walter Brecker; better known as the Pop Rock tandem Steely Dan. They defy the limits of genre or distinction by category. Listen to Brite Nitegown or Babylon Sister and you're befuddled... Read more

Mel Brown profile and interview

Airs at: Sat, 06/01/2019 at 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Rick Mitchell presents a special episode of Jazz In the New Millennium on Portland drummer and Jazz Journalist Association Jazz Hero Mel Brown. The program will examine Brown's career from his early years in the organ trio Billy Larkin and the Delegates and with Motown grou... Read more

The Motif: Re-Imagine a Jazz Sensibility on 05/25/19

Airs at: Sat, 05/25/2019 at 2:00pm - 5:00pm

Jazz: The Songbook of Stevie Wonder

Airs at: Sat, 05/18/2019 at 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Musicians love his music. The most diverse and effervascent melodies flow from the multitude of songs we've grown to adore.  On this episode, we explore the compositional brilliance and transcedence of Stevie.     "Songs In The Key of Life" by Jeremy Darko is licensed un... Read more

Twin Keys: The Forte of Keith Jarrett and Bill Evans

Airs at: Sat, 05/11/2019 at 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Two musicians; one instrument. Different styles, one result: Emotion, depth of sound, and melodic story tellers. Jarrett and Evan share an affinity. In spite the fact Evans is named as a Jarrett influence, they equally hold up a sound so peacefully, and soulfully resonate, ... Read more


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