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Last night was my first night on the air in the new studio. Talk about an adventure! I haven’t had to work that hard to put a show on the air (and KEEP it on the air) in a long time!

There were a few mis-steps throughout the evening, such as announcing one song and playing another. But by the end of the show I was very pleased overall with the way things went. Not to mention relieved that it was over!

There were no copious amounts of dead air, and that is the main thing. I did experience an unfortunate bit of confusion regarding the artist on one of the new releases I played, and you can read a bit about that at the bottom of the new release list below.

Here are the jazz new releases I played last night on Saturday Night Jazz. Times given are Pacific Standard Time.

TIME / ARTIST / SONG / ALBUM / LABEL

6:23 PM Trio Subtonic / What / Cave Dweller
6:28 PM Venissa Santi / Como Fue / Bienvenida / Sunnyside
6:33 PM Amina Figarova / Blue Wonder / Above The Clouds / Munich Records
6:38 PM The Jon Burr Band / Nobody Said It Was Easy / Just Can’t Wait / JBQ
7:25 PM Jacques Voyemant Septet / Need For Peace / Arrival / Elyria Recrods
7:31 PM Steve Hall / Friday Night At Congo Square / Crescent City Rebirth / Moovealong
7:34 PM Beverly Ritz / Little Sunflower / Lacey Mae / Goldie Mae Records
7:41 PM Mia Vermillion / Little Bit Of Love / Alone Together With The Blues / Vermillion Music Service *
7:45 PM Southside Johnny And Labamba’s Big Band / Walk Away / Grapefruit Moon / Leroy Records
8:22 PM Jackie Ryan / Do Something / Doozy / Open Art
8:26 PM The John Temmerman Quartet / An Aging Dream / Live In Evanston: John’s Mixed Bag / JFT
8:37 PM Mike Stern / 6th Street / Big Neighborhood / Heads Up
8:45 PM Mike Clark / Morning Became Electra / Blueprints Of Jazz Vol. 1 / Talking House Records

*NOTE: Owing to my confusion caused by having to deal with all the new equipment and the new playlist software, which works very different than the old software, I inadvertently listed “Little Bit Of Love” on the online playlist at kmhd.org as being performed by Amina Figarova instead of the correct artist, Mia Vermillion. My apologies to Mia! I will contact OPB and find out if there is a way to go back and correct that.

There you have it: THIRTEEN new releases this week!

If you have any questions or comments, please either post it as a comment here or send me an email to saturdaynightjazz at yahoo dot com.

About the show:

Saturday Night Jazz is a three hour program of REAL jazz music (and a little blues too) broadcast on 89.1 FM, KMHD and streamed live on the web at kmhd.fm. Every hour I play 20 to 25 minutes of new jazz releases, beginning at approximately 22 minutes into the hour. The rest of each hour is devoted to bringing you the best older jazz… “older” in this case meaning anything that is no longer “new”. One minute you might hear David Sanborn from last year’s hit CD “Here And Gone”; the next minute you might hear a classic Coltrane track from the 1950’s. I play mostly up-beat instrumental music interspersed with a few vocals. Saturday night is for feeling good and having fun, and Saturday Night Jazz strives to present the kind of music that will help you achieve that.

What you will NOT hear on Saturday Night Jazz (or on any KMHD programming) is so-called “smooth jazz”. Pretty much anything else is fair game though!

To see my complete playlist for last night’s show, or any previous show, for that matter, head on over to kmhd.org and click on the “Playlists” link.

About KMHD:

Jazz Radio 89.1 FM KMHD was founded in 1984 on the campus of Mount Hood Community College in Gresham, Oregon. MHCC still owns the FCC license, but since August 10, 2009 the station has operated under a partnership between the college and Oregon Public Broadcasting (OPB). An all volunteer on-air staff of nearly 40 jazz and blues lovers present the music, supported by the highly professional staff of OPB.

KMHD is the ONLY full time jazz and blues station in the Portland metropolitan area. Besides being available in a large area of northwest Oregon and southwest Washington at 89.1 FM on the radio dial, KMHD also streams live on the Iinternet 24/7 at kmhd.org.

THANK YOU for your support, and for listening to Saturday Night Jazz on KMHD!