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Angélique Kidjo’s Remain in Light will perform at the Portland Jazz Festival on Feb. 17.

(Photo: PDX Jazz)

Portland Jazz Festival Celebrates 20th Anniversary In Style this February

The Biamp Portland Jazz Festival will celebrate its 20th anniversary next year, with a slate of performances scheduled for Feb. 16–25.

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Shabaka

Afrikan Culture
(Impulse!)


Ronnie Foster
Reboot
(Blue Note)


Chucho Valdés/Paquito D’Rivera Reunion Sextet
I Missed You Too!
(Sunnyside )


Tyshawn Sorey Trio
Mesmerism
(Yeros7 Music)


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Thumbscrew

Multicolored Midnight
(Cuneiform)


Jakob Bro & Joe Lovano
Once Around The Room: A Tribute To Paul Motian
(ECM)


Various Artists
Haunted High
(Craft Recordings)


Miguel Zenón
Música De Las Americas
(Miel Music)


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Albert Ayler

Albert Ayler: The Truth Is Marching In

In a restaurant-bar in Greenwich Village, tenor saxophonist Albert Ayler was ruminating on the disparity between renown and income. In his case, anyway. Covers of his albums are prominent in the windows of more and more jazz record stores; references to him are increasingly frequent in jazz magazines, here and abroad; a growing number of players are trying to sound like him.

“I’m a new star, according to a magazine in England,” Ayler said, “and I don’t even have fare to England. Record royalties? I never see any. Oh, maybe I’ll get $50…


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