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Before I get to last night’s new release playlist, I have some “thank you’s” to hand out.

First, thank you to those of YOU who did your bit to support KMHD during our winter membersip drive a couple of weeks ago.

This may sound like a cliche because we say it so often, but it’s true: It IS people like you who keep jazz on the air in Portland. Please never forget that we are truly listener-supported jazz radio, and without the generous support of people like you KMHD would not still be on the air after 26 years. Thanks!

Second, I want to thank Andrew for filling in for me on February 6 while I was recuperating from an unexpected week in the hospital. I thought Andrew did a great job, and if you liked the music he played, be sure to check out his own show. Andrew normally can be found hosting the Thursday editon of “Mornings On Macadam” from 6AM to 10AM.

Third, I want to thank the staff of Legacy Mount Hood Medical Center for everything they did for me (if not everything they did TO me) during the week I was their guest. With only one exception, everyone I came in contact with there was pleasant and unfailing in their efforts to make me comfortable and to do what they could to make an unpleasant situation a little more bearable. Thank you!

Now… On to last night’s new releases.

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

TIME / ARTIST / SONG / ALBUM / LABEL

6:23 Noah Peterson / It’s A Bossa Thing / Duos & Trios / Peterson
6:27 Ahmad Jamal / After JALC (Jazz At Lincoln Center) / A Quiet Time / Dreyfus Jazz
6:32 Roni Ben-Hur / The Intimacy Of The Blues / Fortuna / Motema
6:38 Gail Pettis / Day In Day Out / Here In The Moment / OA2

7:22 Jackie Ryan / You’d Be So Nice To Come Home To / Best Of Love Songs / OpenArt Productions
7:27 Joel Frahm & Bruce Katz / Rock Steady / Project A / Anzic
7:34 Josh Moshier & Mike Lebrun / Jambo / Joy Not Jaded / OA2

8:20 John Stein / Falling In Love With Love / Raising The Roof / Whaling City Sound
8:26 The Jeff Hamilton Trio / Blues For Junior / Symbiosis / Capri
8:31 Glenn Cashman & The Southland Big Band / Blues In The Tunnel / Glenn Cashman & The Southland Big Band /

There you have it: TEN new releases this week! That’s down by two from what has been “average”, but still works out to almost twenty minutes of new releases each hour.

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.org. Every hour I play 20 to 25 minutes of new jazz releases, beginning at approximately 20 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 his 2008 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 Internet 24/7 at kmhd.org.

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