This week, a tasty sound sandwich consisting of two ingredients: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.
• 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, Grammies, 1939 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.