New releases from Portland and Seattle and other jazz news is on this week's edition of Jazz Northwest. Dave Robbins is a mainstay drummer on the Vancouver, B.C., jazz scene, and his new release was inspired by his playing at Frankie's Jazz Club. He's also composer of most of the music on his new CD "Joan of Art." Also new this week is The Jim Cutler Jazz Orchestra's "The Wolfe Awakens." The band has an album release party at The Triple Door on Sunday, July 7.
We'll remember the late Jim Coile by listening to his flute work with Sonando. Jim died in a tragic accident last week. Singer, songwriter and pianist Dave Frishberg has been living in Portland since the '80s, but sadly he's no longer able to work. We'll have an update on his condition and hear a medley of his songs. Best bets for live jazz in the area also will be included in this week's show.