This week, a tasty sound sandwich consisting of two ingredients:

"Mai Lai in Additive and Subtractive Colors" by Dinh Q. Lê. 2013. Le is one of several artists Elizabeth Leach will feature at the Seattle Art Fair this summer.

“Mai Lai in Additive and Subtractive Colors” by Dinh Q. Lê. 2013. Le is one of several artists Elizabeth Leach will feature at the Seattle Art Fair this summer.

Courtesy of Elizabeth Leach Gallery

We’ve got advance coverage of the Seattle Art Fair with a Think Out Loud discussion on the Pacific Northwest’s foray into the high-end art fair market. If you’re just tuning in, art fairs have become a driving force in how artists and gallerists move new work. Seattle dealers are trying to connect with high-level patrons with their own four-day event. We hear from Portland gallerist Elizabeth Leach and art critic Jen Graves of The Stranger.

Also we revisit a special show guest-curated by KMHD’s program director Matt Fleeger, one of our favorite guys in the building. While he shapes the sound of Portland’s jazz radio station, he’s actually somewhat of a reluctant jazz guy. He’ll share some top spins on his radar this year, talk about artists he thinks are breaking boundaries and show us some new ways to think about a traditional American form.

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    •    13:35 - We talk about jazz past, present and future with bassist and composer Chuck Israels, drummer Chris Brown, and drummer and writer Tim DuRoche.
    •    35:58 - Matt shares some of the bands he’s most excited about right now, including Coco Columbia, Grammies1939 Ensemble and Roberto Rodriguez.
    •    41:48 - Record producer Tucker Martine talks about the sonic qualities of jazz recordings, and how he incorporates them into the seminal indie pop records he’s produced as well as Grammy-nominated records for Bill Frissell.

Come hang with us Saturday at noon!