Local Heroes/American Originals

Lynn Darroch’s Jazz Stories
Local Heroes/American Originals

Randy Porter (piano)
David Evans (tenor sax)

Visit another side of our cultural history in musical stories that bring local heroes and their world to life in an interplay of words and music.

Included are stories about the legend of Jim Pepper, the life of Betty Carter and the death of Chet Baker; how Glen Moore met William Faulkner’s widow and Warren Bracken found peace in Portland; lessons from Clare Fischer about memory and defeat; and two family tales that recall Portland in the 1940s.

Family stories, tales of jazz musicians, or other secret histories: The past is never over, William Faulkner said.

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