Archive for the ‘Special Features’ Category
Published on March 13, 2014
11 days of amazing live jazz preserving the legacy and future of jazz in Portland OR
Published on December 04, 2013
19 exciting film soundtrack CDs reviewed.
Published on November 19, 2013
15 varied holiday music CDs, starting with classical and moving to jazz and pop.
Published on October 13, 2013
For years the XRCD re-issue series from JVC put out among the very best “Red Book” CDs of any jazz label. Their attention to detail was beyond reproach. Original issues in the 1990s were manufactured in the JVC manufacturing plant in Yokohama, Japan. They involved the use of the 20-bit Sony PCM-9000 magneto-optical disc combined […]
Published on September 14, 2013
The second Mercury Living Presence multi-disc set continues the story of this legendary label.
Published on July 03, 2013
A quick bio on this year’s entertainment icon – winner of the Life Achievement Award from the AFI.
Published on March 04, 2013
For its tenth year of jazz in Portland, this year’s U.S. Bank festival, presented by Alaska Airlines, kicked off with a number of sold out shows. An imposing array of internationally-recognized and local musicians played a variety of jazz styles, and the festival’s recognition of Black History Month was seen in a number of community-wide […]
Published on February 20, 2013
Nine recent soundtrack CDs of interest.
Published on November 13, 2012
A variety of Christmas CDs for possible addition to your collection.
Published on October 24, 2012
A terrific weekend of intimate live jazz each October at Newport, OR.