The Motif: Re-Imagine a Jazz Sensibility

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Airs at: Sat, 05/30/2020 at 2:00pm - 5:00pm
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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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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

The Motif: Re-Imagine a Jazz Sensibility on 05/04/19

Airs at: Sat, 05/04/2019 at 2:00pm - 5:00pm

Charles Lloyd and John Klemmer: One Of A Kind.

Airs at: Sat, 04/27/2019 at 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Both artist play horn. One scorned by critics; the other admired. Each a legion of dedicated followers. John Klemmer, unsung and cast aside by many purist; Charles Lloyd considered a powerful innovator. My challenge is though slightly different in approach to the sax, they ... Read more

The Power of Improv

Airs at: Sat, 04/20/2019 at 2:00pm - 5:00pm
The Power of Improv: Tune in for live in-studio jam session! Special guests, including our own retiring Chief Engineer, Tom Hood. Interviews with musicians, bands, and...celebration party and fund raiser for KBOO 90.7FM. Tune in.  Read more


Airs at: Sat, 04/06/2019 at 2:00pm - 5:00pm
  Musicians use language like notes on a page. Saying what's on their mind. The conversation can be melodic, rhythmic, and harmoniously - just like the music they present. Sometimes caught in the studio or live concert records, they laugh, joke or just 'tell it like it is'... Read more

The Motif

Airs at: Sat, 04/06/2019 at 2:00pm - 5:00pm

The Motif: Re-Imagine a Jazz Sensibility on 03/30/19

Airs at: Sat, 03/30/2019 at 2:00pm - 5:00pm

The Motif: Re-Imagine a Jazz Sensibility on 03/23/19

Airs at: Sat, 03/23/2019 at 2:00pm - 5:00pm

The Oregon Territory: Organ Gone Wild

Airs at: Sat, 03/16/2019 at 2:00pm - 5:00pm
  (2pm-3:30) Masters of the duplex keyboard saddle up for a rampage. Ever since Jimmy Smith unlocked the fury of the instrument in the fifties, others come along and made the jazz organ sound part of the aural sphere of American Classic Music. The likes of Jimmy McGriff, L... Read more


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