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Electric Miles: Behind The 'Brew'

We celebrate the 50th anniversary of Miles Davis going electric for Bitches Brew — part controversial, part revolutionary and as a whole, historic.

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How Bessie Smith Influenced A Century Of Popular Music

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.


'The Black Messiah' And The Legacy Of Cannonball Adderley

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.

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Song Premiere: Korgy & Bass - "Fatty Hat"

Listen to the ambitious and addictive lead single from the creative beat-making duo's forthcoming LP.


Art Neville, A New Orleans Icon, Dead At 81

The keyboardist and singer was the co-founder of both the Meters and the Neville Brothers died Monday — bands that took the funk and swagger of New Orleans to a much larger world.


João Gilberto, Master Of Bossa Nova, Dies At 88

The Brazilian singer and guitarist, who won wide acclaim for his abundant technical skill and minimalist style, was behind one of the best-selling jazz albums of all time, 1964's Getz/Gilberto.

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Sun Ra Arkestra | Y La Bamba | Piano. Push. Play

This week we’re revisiting some of our favorite music stories and interviews we’ve done.

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Behind The Mic: Ali Colleen

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.

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Behind The Mic: Elise

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.

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Notations From — Ameen Saleem

Deborah DeMoss Smith, host of The Second Line (on KMHD Sundays 11am-1pm), sits down to talk with bassist Ameen Saleem.

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