The Motif: Re-Imagine a Jazz Sensibility

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Airs at: Sat, 06/06/2020 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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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

Pleasure for your Pleasure: The Music, The Legend

Airs at: Sat, 03/09/2019 at 2:00pm - 5:00pm
(2pm-3:30pm)Joe Henderson, a saxophone artist, stands alone with a pragmatic approach to jazz and a unique sound. From The Avant Garde to mainstream, or post modern, Henderson is a rare musician with a tremendous, eclectic body of music.    (3:30-5pm) All talented musicia... Read more

R&B's Jaunt with Jazz

Airs at: Sat, 03/02/2019 at 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Music as a prism is demonstratively on display when the jazz artist embraces R&B. The souful caress of urban sensibility and rhythms by the jazz artist,  is a moment. The affinity is magical. Tune in to the reading of the R&B songbook by a cadre of fine jazz musicians. Read more

Farnell Newton and the PDX Jazz Festival

Airs at: Sat, 02/23/2019 at 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Substitute Host Rick Mitchell will interview Farnell Newton, performing at the PDX Jazz Fest that night, opening for Patrice Rushen Read more

Jazz Horn: Brazilian Soulful Stylings

Airs at: Sat, 02/16/2019 at 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Yugen Rahsad takes you on a soulful international jazz  journey...  Plus a 4pm interview with sax player Eldon T Jones as a walk up to his PDX Jazz performance Read more

The Motif: Re-Imagine a Jazz Sensibility on 02/09/19

Airs at: Sat, 02/09/2019 at 2:00pm - 5:00pm

Space Jazz: From Sun Ra to Eddie Henderson

Airs at: Sat, 02/02/2019 at 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Now the experimental side of the music. Replete with touches of the Avant Guard, and the Electronic wave.    A magic carpet ride awaits... Read more

Strumming My Face With His Fingers: Runs, Frets, and Melodies

Airs at: Sat, 01/26/2019 at 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Guitar is an instrument of great range. Bending notes, single harmony, and chordal melodies...Its sound is romantic and declarative. Tune in when we explore multiple approaches from various musicians, that allure with their unique approach. " Killing me softly... With song. Read more

JAZZ Music's Hidden Voodoo & The Postmodern Moment

Airs at: Sat, 01/19/2019 at 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Back in the day when Congo Square is the epicenter of artistic expression. When music's exclusive role is to interrogate myriad moans, chants, cries, and  people tropes in an integrative moment of protest, spirituality, and healing. Voices and souls from the Underground, th... Read more

Jazz Tribute to The Beatles 2019

Airs at: Sat, 01/12/2019 at 2:00pm - 5:00pm
The British Invasion to the United States changed the course of pop, rock, and contemporary music in the sixties. Moving forward the four British lads responsible created a songbook unrivaled. And that sunrise in post modernity caught the attention of the Jazz artist. Tune ... Read more


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