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New Releases Featured On Jazz Northwest

Neida Bangerter
Gene Argel

Nine recent and forthcoming jazz CDs will be sampled on Jazz Northwest today.  Among them is a name that will be familiar to longtime followers of the Seattle Jazz scene, Gene Argel.

Originally from Tacoma, he played both organ and piano up and down the West Coast before finally settling on the island of Maui where he's lived and worked since 1982.  He still visits Seattle periodically and over the last three years has recorded material for his debut release (!) titled Luminescent.

Joining pianist Gene Argel on the new Origin release are long time friends Jay Thomas, Chuck Deardorf and Mark Ivester.

Among other new releases on this program are CDs by Thomas Marriott, Marc Seales, Bryan Smith, George Colligan, Oliver Gannon and Wayne Horvitz representing a range of styles by musicians from Portland to Vancouver BC.

Jazz Northwest is recorded and produced by Jim exclusively for 88.5 The program airs Sundays at 2 pm Pacific and streams at The program is also available as a podcast at following the broadcast.

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Jim has been a fixture on Seattle radio since 1961. He was the host of Jazz After Hours on Public Radio International from 1984-2014. Currently Jim has been producing Jazz Northwest for KNKX since 1988. This weekly program focuses on the regional jazz scene and frequently includes performances Jim records on location for Jazz Northwest.