Bessie Smith's songs are tales of liberated women who are not afraid to speak openly about what they want, what they need, and what they are tired of.
Julian "Cannonball" Adderley left a monumental legacy during his two decades in the spotlight. Revisit his music with old bandmates and Patrick Bartley Jr.'s young New York band.
We catch up with Ali Colleen, host of Liberation Conversation on-air Wednesday evenings 9-11 p.m., to hear about all the hats she wears off the mic: a music anthropologist and writer, a veteran live DJ and turtablist, a parent and the possessor of one of the most voracious music appetites we've ever encountered.
Sit down and chat with the host of Keeping Time, the new KMHD Monday evening show connecting modern jazz with touchstones of the past. Elise, an Oregon-born DJ, musician and designer, talks about everything from favorite Portland neighborhood joints to the music she grew up listening to.