Something about late Summer encourages reminiscence and as we planned this show, that seemed to emerge as a theme. Included are a couple of songs from the 60s, "Wichita Lineman" and "Don't Think Twice, It's All Right" in new versions by Marc Seales and Alex Guilbert. Wayne Horvitz' new CD "Some Places are Forever Afternoon" was inspired by the NW poet Richard Hugo (1923-1982). Wayne Horvitz visited some of the places and people that inspired Hugo as he composed this music that balances between nostalgia and the future, chamber music and improvisation.
Also on this program is Jason Parker's Quintet playing "Gala" - a great early tune by the late Hadley Caliman, and we'll also hear Ernestine Anderson singing at The Penthouse in Seattle from a live radio show in 1962. These songs and others inspired this show and while it may be true that "nostalgia isn't what it used to be", it's still fun once in a while.
Jazz Northwest focuses on the regional jazz scene every Sunday afternoon at 2 PM Pacific on 88.5 KPLU and streaming at kplu.org. Next week on Jazz Northwest, Brazilian singer Maucha Adnet recorded in concert at this Summer's Jazz Port Townsend. The program is recorded and produced by Jim Wilke exclusively for KPLU.