Now that the powerful tenor saxophonist Pete Christlieb has moved from Los Angeles to the Pacific Northwest, he frequently collaborates with elite Seattle-area jazz musicians. One who recently asked him to join her for an engagement is the increasingly impressive vibraharpist Susan Pascal. They played at the vital downtown Seattle club Tula’s. Jazz Northwest host Jim Wilke says that in his broadcast on Sunday, along with tributes to ChickCorea and Oscar Peterson, Pascal and Christlieb will celebrate Stan Getz’s recordings with vibes players including Cal Tjader and Gary Burton. The rhythm section is a top-notch trio of Northwest jazz veterans: pianist Bill Anschell, bassist Chuck Deardorf and drummer Mark Ivester. Air time is Sunday, February 25, at 2 PM PST. In the Seattle area you can hear Jazz Northwest on KNKX at 88.5 FM. It will be online around the world at knkx.org.
(Photos by Parker Blohm)