Probably the next best thing to hearing a jazz group playing live in a jazz club is a good recording of that performance. That's the latest offering from Vancouver, B.C., musician, presenter and label owner Cory Weeds.
This quintet plays some relatively unfamiliar titles by Lee Morgan, Mal Waldron, Jackie McLean, Walter Davis Jr. and others in a new CD recorded in performance at Frankie's Jazz Club in Vancouver, B.C.
Also on this week's show is the debut CD by Jazz Forest. A 12-piece band of musicians from Los Angeles and Seattle led by veteran composer-arranger Ron Jones. The band was recorded at his studio in Stanwood. Pete Christlieb, Susan Pascal, Chuck Findley and Bill Anschell are among the soloists.
Jazz Northwest airs Sundays at 2 p.m. on KNKX, and streams at knkx.org. The program is produced by host Jim Wilke, and after broadcast may be streamed on demand at jazznw.org. Listeners also may subscribe to the podcast at KNKX, NPR, Apple, Google or Spotify.