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The Wake of Vanport
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Bassist Charlie Haden collaborates with Liberation Music Orchestra leader and pianist Carla Bley in a musically outspoken opposition to the Bush administration and its policies.
As angry as they may be, these tracks as instrumentals don't deliver their message as they would have with some added vocals.


In 1905, Seema Weatherwax was born to radical Jewish intellectuals in Czarist-ruled Chernigov, Ukraine. Her 100 years of life have spanned continents, the history of modern photography and decades of social change.
Part biography, part oral history, "Seema's Show: A Life on the Left" (University of New Mexico Press paperback, $19.95), by Portland author Sara Halprin


Pianist-composer-arranger Ezra Weiss lived in Portland for a short spell about a year or two ago, gained respect of the local cats and moved back to New York.
This record's music has its storyline rooted in Greek mythology. When Hades abducted Demeter's daughter, the earth was plunged into darkness and icy coldness.


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