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The World that Made New Orleans

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The World That Made New Orleans by Ned Sublette Lecture at by the PSU Library 7 pm at Portland State Library 1875 SW Park Avenue Wednesday, April 9, 2008 The World That Made New Orleans (Lawrence Hill Books, an imprint … Continue reading

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A life of its own

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Just because the roots of jazz go deep in history doesn't mean it can't reach creatively into the future. This year's Portland Jazz Festival was a presentation of the shape of jazz to come highlighted by influential legends of the … Continue reading

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Jazz for the Young and Broke

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The Portland Jazz Festival connects with young members of the community like myself. More specifically, they are building on the work that is already happening in Portland. On Thursday, Portland State University hosted a noon jazz concert with a queartet … Continue reading

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Mi amigo, the Medetron

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One would expect songs like My Friend the Medetron, Giant, and Smells Like Teen Spirit to appear anywhere but at a jazz concert. And one would expect to to be in Latin America when you hear the words “otro, otro”, … Continue reading

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Classical Jazz: An Oxymoron? No Way.

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The two most widely studied schools of Western music—classical and jazz—are often regarded as two worlds apart. Last night’s performance by the Classical Jazz Quartet was a successful effort to disprove this common misconception. Playing their own admittedly loose adaptations … Continue reading

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