PortFolio Weekly

Port Folio Weekly




Interviews with Claire Lynch, Arlo Guthrie, Bonnie Rideout, Noel Paul Stookey, Hal Ketchum, Emily Saliers of Indigo Girls, Lonnie Liston Smith, Clarence Clemons, Jane Monheit, General Norman Johnson, Kathy Mattea, Christine Lavin, Bill Staines, Cheryl Bentyne, Dianne Reeves, Tao Rodriguez-Seeger of The Mammals, Chris Leslie of Fairport Convention, Carrie Newcomer, Vince Gill, Peter Rowan, Jerry Douglas, Steve Bassett, Gove Scrivenor, Michael McDonald, Mike Seeger, Dave Mallett, Peter Frampton, Kathleen Grace, Christian McBride, Marvin Hamlisch, Randy Brecker, Livingston Taylor and more; plus reviews, political commentary and other articles published in 2007.


Interviews with Bruce Hornsby, Stephen Stills, Loudon Wainwright III, John Gorka, Robert Jospe, Marcia Ball, Steve March Torme, Mavis Staples, Janis Ian, Kurt Elling, Patti Austin, John Abercrombie, Mark O'Connor, David Russell, Arturo O'Farrill, Natalie MacMaster, James Moody, Tommy Malone of the Subdudes, Poco's Rusty Young, Chris Hillman, George Benson, Richie Havens, Erin Bode, David Grisman and more; plus a whole slew of CD, DVD and concert reviews; lots of political commentary and other articles published in 2006.


Interviews with Ruth Brown, Ken Peplowski, Freddy Cole, Chris Brubeck, David "Fathead" Newman, Michelle Phillips, Ann Hampton Callaway, Tierney Sutton, Gary Burton, Jay Beckenstein of Spyro Gyra, John Hammond, Lucinda Williams, poet Miller Williams, Grady Tate, Dick Smothers, Stanley Jordan, Sara Watkins of Nickel Creek, Roy Book Binder, Jo Dee Messina, Judy Collins and more; plus tons of CD and DVD reviews, columns and political commentary, and other articles published in 2005.

- 2004 -

"CDs to Stuff in Your Stockings"
December 14, 2004
Reviews of new recordings by Jethro Tull, Richie Havens, Peter Rowan & Tony Rice, and John Fogerty.

"A High Note in Jazz"
December 14, 2004
Reviews of recent CDs by Wallace Roney, Mark Murphy, Eric Alexander, Frank Morgan and Giacomo Gates, plus A Guitar Supreme: Giant Steps in Fusion Guitar and Blue Note Plays The Beatles.

"One for My Baby, 19 for the Road"
December 14, 2004
The top 20 songs of all time.

"A Public Life Well Lived"
December 7, 2004
A review of Senator Mansfield: The Extraordinary Life of a Great American Statesman and Diplomat by Don Oberdorfer

"'Tis the Season"
December 7, 2004
Reviews of new holiday CDs.

"'Mr. Lonely' Comes to Town"
November 30, 2004
An interview with Bobby Vinton.

"Jazz on Granby Goes Organic"
November 23, 2004
An interview with jazz organ giant Jimmy Smith.

Recordings: "The Footprints of a Giant" and "Soul Music Lives!"
November 23, 2004
Reviews of Footprints: The Life and Times of Wayne Shorter and Mavis Staples' Have a Little Faith.

"A Jazz Hubbub in the Old Hometown"
November 16, 2004
An interview with jazz guitarist Paul Renz.

"Roots of an Achievable Dream"
November 9, 2004
Jazz saxophonist Steve Wilson talks about his roots and his mission.

"Kevin Mahogany: An Independent Voice"
November 2, 2004
An interview with jazz singer Kevin Mahogany.

Recordings: "Remembering Rahsaan" and "In the Beginning..."
November 2, 2004
Reviews of Steve Turre's The Spirits Up Above and the Legacy Edition reissue of Santana's first album.

"Not Over the Hill Yet"
October 26, 2004
A review of Fairport Convention in concert at the Birchmere in Alexandria.

"Mark Murphy Is No Hipster...But He Is Hip"
October 19, 2004
An interview with jazz vocalist Mark Murphy.

"The Yellowjackets' Collective Consciousness"
October 12, 2004
An interview with Russell Ferrante of Yellowjackets.

Recordings: "The Girl's All Right" and "Style and Substance"
October 12, 2004
Reviews of Don't Take Your Time by Erin Bode and Al Jarreau's Accentuate the Positive.

Recordings: "Singin' That Jazz" and "Good Vibrations"
October 5, 2004
Reviews of Anita Baker's My Everything and Manhattan Transfer's Vibrate.

"John Pizzarelli's Jazz Genes"
September 14, 2004
An interview with jazz vocalist/guitarist John Pizzarelli.

"Alone with a Guitar"
September 7, 2004
Reviews of Bob Dylan's Live 1964 and The Paul Simon Songbook.

"Fall Arts Preview: Jazz"
September 7, 2004
First class jazz coming to the Norfolk area this fall.

"The Rain, the Park and Other Things"
August 31, 2004
A review of Emmylou Harris' Sweet Harmony Traveling Revue live in Portsmouth.

"Thelonious the Onliest and His Disciples"
August 17, 2004
Thelonious Monk reissues and tributes from Thelonious Moog and John Stetch.

"Jazz Recordings"
August 10, 2004
Reviews of Bob Mintzer Big Band's Live at MCG with Special Guest Kurt Elling and Herbie Mann & Phil Woods' Beyond Brooklyn.

"JazzScene: Jazz Happenings Hereby and Nearby"
August 3, 20004
The local scene in Norfolk and vicinity.

"Ricky Skaggs: Pure Cream Bluegrass"
July 27, 2004
An interview with Ricky Skaggs.

"Harry Connick's Big Band Gumbo"
July 20, 2004
A review of Harry Connick, Jr's performance at the Portsmouth's nTelos Pavilion.

"Two For Todi"
July 20, 2003
Stephanie Nakasian and Hod O'Brien come to the Todi MusicFest.

"Making the Personal Universal"
July 13, 2004
An interview with Mary Chapin Carpenter.

"Jazz By Any Other Name"
July 13, 2004
An interview with James Lloyd, keyboardist for Pieces of a Dream.

"Keeping the Faith with Arlo Guthrie"
July 6, 2004
An interview with Arlo Guthrie.

"JazzScene: Jazz is Back on Granby"
July 6, 2004
The new Jazz on Granby season and local happenings in the world of jazz.

"Jazz Recordings: Happy Birthday Newport and Gwotet"
July 6, 2004
Reviews of Happy Birthday Newport, a 50th anniversary celebration; and David Murray's Gwotet featuring Pharoah Sanders.

"The Luckiest Man in Rock and Roll"
June 29, 2004
An interview with Keith Howland, guitarist for Chicago.

"The Times of Peter, Paul & Mary"
June 22, 2004
Three new releases from the Peter, Paul & Mary family: The Carry It On boxed set; In These Times; and Noel Paul Stookey's Virtual Party.

"Primer For Revolution"
June 15, 2004
An interview with David Cay Johnston, Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter and author of Perfectly Legal.

"All Aboard the Oblivion Express"
June 8, 2004
An interview with jazz-rock musician Brian Auger.

"JazzScene: Goin' to Nashville"
June 8, 2004
Tim McDonald's self-titled CD and future plans, and local happenings on the Norfolk area jazz scene.

"The Main Squeeze"
June 1, 2004
An interview with rock musician/songwriter Glenn Tilbrook, formerly of Squeeze.

"Jazz Recordings"
June 1, 2004
Reviews of Bossa Nova by John Pizzarelli and The Deep End by Spyro Gyra.

"Band of Brothers"
May 25, 2004
An interview with Graeme Edge of the Moody Blues.

"JazzScene: Jazz Lives!"
May 4, 2004
Steve Wilson at ODU, the Yellowjackets, and local jazz happenings in the Norfolk area.

"Traffic Jam"
May 4, 2004
Steve Winwood comes to town.

"Individual Vision"
April 27, 2004
An interview with jazz bassist Dave Holland.

"Staying Focused"
April 27, 2004
An interview with jazz saxophonist Michael Brecker.

"The Joy of Making Music"
April 27, 2004
A new album and live performance by folk/jazz/blues duo Barbara Martin and Mac Walter.

April 20, 2004
Reviews of E_L_B, Russell Malone's Playground and The Essential Kris Kristofferson.

Be There: "Out of Many, One" and "Six-String Master"
April 20, 2004
Upcoming concerts by multi-genre collective Orpheus, and classical guitarist David Russell.

"A Missed Opportunity"
April 13, 2004
A perspective on automobile gas mileage standards, Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan and John Kerry.

"There's No Place Like Home"
April 13, 2004
An interview with jazz saxophonist Steve Wilson.

"jazzscene: Virginia's Finest"
April 6, 2004
Robert Jospe's Hands On and the local jazz scene.

"Spring Music: CD Reviews"
March 23, 2004
Reviews of The Essential Earl Scruggs; Wynton Marsalis' The Magic Hour; and The Fred Hersch Trio + 2.

"Voice of the Emerald Isle"
March 16, 2004
Irish-American singer Cathie Ryan comes to town.

"The Man with the Golden Flute"
March 9, 2004
An interview with the classical flautist, Sir James Galway.

"Recordings: Mike Stern and Bennie Wallace"
March 2, 2004
Reviews of These Times by guitarist Mike Stern and The Nearness of You by jazz saxophonist Bennie Wallace.

"jazzscene: Scarborough Fare"
March 2,2004
A review of Russell Scarborough Presents...Tim McDonald and local jazz happenings.

"Recordings: Tierney Sutton and Cheryl Bentyne"
February 24, 2004
Reviews of Tierney Sutton's Dancing in the Dark and Cheryl Bentyne's Talk of the Town.

"Straight Talk"
February 24, 2004
Governor Mark Warner presents his plan to cure Virginia's fiscal crisis.

"A Full-Length for the First Lady"
February 24, 2004
A new musical about the life and music of Ella Fitzgerald.

"Looking for the Real Deal"
February 17, 2004
Presidential candidate John Kerry comes to town.

"The Mancini Legacy Lives"
February 10, 2004
An interview with singer Monica Mancini.

"A Handbook For Patriots"
February 10, 2004
A review of Michael Moore's best seller, Dude, Where's My Country?

"jazzscene: The Best of the Best"
February 10, 2004
A look at this year's Ella Fitzgerald Jazz Festival and other local jazz happenings.

"BEATLES Birthday Boy"
February 3, 2004
Remembering The Beatles' first appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show, February 9, 1964.

"Here Comes the Hot Club"
February 3, 2004
The Hot Club of San Francisco brings the music of Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grapelli to town.

"CD Review: Super Session"
January 27, 2004
A review of the newly reissued Al Kooper/Mike Bloomfield/Steve Stills album, Super Session.

"A Dozen Delightful Discs From 2003"
January 20, 2004
Twelve great CDs released in 2003.

January 13, 2004
Reviews of the reissued New Riders of the Purple Sage and The Beatles' Let It Be...Naked.

"jazzscene: Hentoff's Hats-off to Port Folio"
January 6, 2004
Nat Hentoff's column about Port Folio Weekly in Jazz Times, plus local jazz.


Interviews with Maria Muldaur, Rene Marie, Bill Deal and Ammon Tharp, Keely Smith, Tommy Newsom, Sonny Rollins, Grand Funk's Don Brewer, Robert Lamm of Chicago, Noel Paul Stookey, Ravi Coltrane, Randy Brecker and more; plus CD reviews, concert reviews, book reviews and various other articles published in 2003.


Interviews with Jethro Tull's Ian Anderson, jazz giant McCoy Tyner, Herbie Mann, Kevin Mahogany, Ruth Brown, Gary U. S. Bonds, Bruce Hornsby, folkie Dave Mallett and more; plus lots of reviews and other stuff published in 2002.