This Sunday’s Jazz Northwest on 88.5 KNKX celebrates the release of new albums ranging from the Sixties to the ‘teens from sessions that took place in Seattle. A new gatefold double-LP set recorded from live radio broadcasts in 1966-1967 features The Cannonball Adderley Quintet at The Penthouse, a jazz club in Pioneer Square during the Sixties. At the other end of the scale is a recent recording of trumpeter Ingrid Jensen and saxophonist Steve Treseler playing the music of the late Canadian composer and trumpeter Kenny Wheeler, recorded in studio sessions and at The Royal Room in Seattle in 2015. Both albums are available as double vinyl records now, and as single CDs and downloads. Here is video of one of the Treseler-Jensen performances
Also on this week’s show is “Hang Gliding” from a concert performance by The Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra conducted by composer Maria Schneider. The piece is an emotional musical description of her experience hang gliding over Rio de Janeiro. This performance was recorded last month at Kirkland Performance Center.
Jazz Northwest airs Sunday at 2 PM Pacific time on 88.5 KNKX and streams at knkx.org.