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Jazz Northwest: New music from Chuck Deardorf and excerpts from Jack Wilson Quartet at the Penthouse

Jack Wilson 1967
Photo by Francis Wolff and design by Jason Derek Williams
Jack Wilson 1967

This week's show debuts new releases by bassist Chuck Deardorf and another night at The Penthouse with Jack Wilson Quartet in 1966.

Chuck Deardorf is a longtime first-call bassist in Seattle, as well as an educator and administrator at Cornish College's Jazz Department. "Perception" is his third release as a leader or co-leader, though he has appeared on more than a dozen more on the Origin label.  He fronts two different groups on this new release. 

The Penthouse was a legendary Seattle Jazz club that featured national touring talent from 1962 to 1968.  Jim Wilke produced more than 200 live radio broadcasts from the club, some of which have found their way on to CDs. Two of the most recent are "Call Me" by the Jack Wilson Quartet featuring Roy Ayers on vibes (Century 67 Records), and "Swingin' in Seattle" by the Cannonball Adderley Quintet (Reel to Real). Both are sampled on this show, along with another new release "Romance Language" by trumpet player Thomas Marriott. 

Jazz Northwest airs every Sunday at 2 p.m. on KNKX and streaming at The program is recorded and produced by host Jim Wilke. After broadcast each show is archived and available for streaming on demand at Listeners may also subscribe to the podcast at KNKX, NPR, Apple or Google.

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.