February 6: Listen to Jazz Port Townsend Performance on 88.5 KPLU

Larry Goldings, Jeff Hamilton and Graham Dechter in concert at Jazz Port Townsend  (photo by Jim Levitt)

On February 6, 2011, our friend Jim Wilke is broadcasting the amazing set of Larry Goldings, Jeff Hamilton and Graham Dechter from Jazz Port Townsend 2010. This trio – who Artistic Director John Clayton dubbed “The LA Organ Trio” was a highlight of the festival.

The all-star trio from Los Angeles will be featured on the next Jazz Northwest from 88.5, KPLU on Sunday, February 6 at 1 PM (Pacific). Jazz Northwest is recorded and produced by Jim Willke, exclusively for 88.5, KPLU.  The program is broadcast on Sundays at 1 PM (Pacific) and streamed at kplu.org. The program is also available as a podcast after the airdate.

All three musicians have recorded frequently but have not made an album together which makes this concert a unique experience.

Organist Larry Goldings has more than a dozen CDs as a leader and many more as sideman with Carla Bley, Michael Brecker, Jim Hall, Pat Metheny and others.  Guitarist Graham Dechter is still in his 20s but has played on dozens of sessions and concerts from Lincoln Center to the Hollywood Bowl. His first CD as a leader was issued in 2009.  Jeff Hamilton has played with the Basie and Woody Herman bands and is co-leader of the Clayton-Hamilton Orchestra.  He has also played in small groups with the LA Four, Ray Brown, Oscar Peterson and Diana Krall among many others including his own Jeff Hamilton Trio.