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Jazz Northwest debuts new releases from Seattle spanning 50 years

Jazz Northwest 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 Ingrid Jensen and Steve Treseler playing the music of the late Canadian composer Kenny Wheeler, recorded in studio sessions and at The Royal Room in Seattle in 2015.  Both albums are available as double vinyl records now, CD and a download.  

Also on this week's show is "Hang Glidiing" 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. This performance was recorded last month at Kirkland Performance Center.  

Jazz Northwest airs each Sunday at 2 PM Pacific on 88.5 KNKX and streams at The program is recorded and produced by host Jim Wilke.

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.