Known for the avant-garde sound he brings to Wilco, Cline turns to ballads and jazz standards on his new album. He describes it as a “mood-music record” that isn’t “cheesy.”
One of the great bebop stylists of his time, the pianist joined host Marian McPartland for this session shortly before his death in 1990.
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 played the Black Keys’ “Little […]
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 began playing it on the […]