Recommended: Debut CD by Trumpeter Charlie Porter

Portland, Oregon-based jazz trumpeter Charlie Porter recently released his debut recording as a leader, the eponymous album “Charlie Porter.” I had the pleasure of hearing the CD release concert for this project, and recommend it highly. Porter is a virtuosic trumpeter, and his album reveals his considerable skills as a composer as well. He is joined by some of the Northwest’s premier musicians, including Chuck Israels, George Colligan, David Evans, John Nastos, Jon Lakey, Mel Brown and others.

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Published October 30th, 2018 by Bob Hecht

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