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.
Check it out: https://www.charlieportermusic.com
Published October 30th, 2018 by Bob Hecht