Portland band Tribe Mars is set to release their self-titled debut album on July 6, a genre-bending offering of jazz, soul, funk, hip-hop and sounds not yet defined.
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The jazz torchbearer's new record 'Heaven and Earth' represents the relationship between his inner world and outward reality.
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Take a tour of DJ Action Slacks’ record collection every Thursday from 9 to 11pm on Travlin’ the Tracks. One of Portland’s favorite live soul DJs, DJ Action Slacks will keep you on the move through vintage R&B, soul, blues and jazz from the 1940s - 1970s. We went behind the mic to learn a little bit more about KMHD’s newest host.
When you think about the most important musical experiences of your life, the concerts that helped shape your perception of both music and yourself, how do you conjure up those black box recorder sounds?
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Watch pianist Robert Glasper demonstrate how three samples from jazz tracks by Ahmad Jamal and Herbie Hancock served as source material for famed hip-hop producers J Dilla and Pete Rock.
The compilation from Gilles Peterson's indie label showcases the best and brightest genre-blenders making London jazz exciting.
We couldn't be more excited to see Abdullah Ibrahim headline this year's PDX Jazz Festival. Check out an animation/interview with Abdullah from our friends at Jazz Night in America, and don't miss his on-air interview with DJ Derek Smith, airing next Tuesday on the Morning Session (7-10am) and the following Wednesday on Takin' Off (3-6pm)!
For this month's Behind the Mic, we chat with DJ Scott Thayer — host of KMHD's rare vinyl show, The Deep Dig, on-air from 7-9pm Thursday evenings.
If you count on KMHD as your late-night soundtrack, you probably already know and love Luis Ocasio. Host of the brand new show The Joint, Luis delivers a chilled-out set of boom-bap beats and dynamic, contemporary instrumentations every Monday-Thursday from 11pm-midnight. Here we find out more about his life and what he gets up to when he's off the air.
KMHD staff takes a look inside the most underappreciated music release of 2017.