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.
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