Walter Davis Jr. On Piano Jazz

One of the great bebop stylists of his time, the pianist joined host Marian McPartland for this session shortly before his death in 1990.

Trio Subtonic: Breaking Grooves Wide Open

The Portlanders of Trio Subtonic made a second appearance in our studios armed with material from their new album “Fiction,” their first for the ultra-hip Ropeadope record label. It features a pair of cool contemporary covers of songs by Elliott Smith and Sia, and live in our studios the band

Pearl Django — With Mandolinist Don Stiernberg

Back in 1999, and out of nowhere, the KNKX (then ‘KPLU’) music department received a CD called “About Time” by a mandolin player named Don Stiernberg. Frankly, it didn’t look all that promising but, of course, we gave it a listen. To our collective surprise, it was delightful and we

Busy Schedules And A Big Change Can’t Slow The Manhattan Transfer

Janis Siegel, Alan Paul and Cheryl Bentyne have been plenty busy working on their own solo projects, as well as working with countless bands around the world. But the passing of their collaborator (and the group’s founder) Tim Hauser in October of 2014 had many of their fans thinking the