Now and then, Rifftides alerts readers to Jim Wilke’s Jazz Northwest, the program in which the veteran broadcaster presents his recordings of the region’s jazz artists. Jim’s long-running Sunday series has become a regular date for listeners not only in the Pacific Northwest but also—because it’s on the internet—for music lovers around the world. Here are Jim’s rundown on what he plans for this Sunday, and links that will take you to the program.
For the first weekend of summer, Jazz Northwest features a collection of resident duos and trios playing music for those lazy summer days and nights.
Songs about flowers, lullabies, and fishing are a few of the highlights, and there’s music by two Lennies (Bernstein and Tristano). We’ll also have recent releases by Scenes (guitarist John Stowell, bassist Jeff Johnson, drummer John Bishop); the 200 Trio; Reuel Lubag Trio; duende libre; and saxophonist Hans Teuber and bassist Johnson in duo. Pianists Bill Anschell (pictured left), and Dawn Clement are also included.
Jazz Northwest is produced and hosted by Jim Wilke. We air Sundays at 2 PM Pacific Time on 88.5 KNKX and stream at knkx.org. You can also subscribe to our podcast at knkx.org, or check our archives at jazznw.org.