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Bill Coones and Larry Adair

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Mama Maria's Restaurant and Lounge (map) Southeast
Thu., Jan. 27, 8 p.m., Thu., Feb. 10, 8 p.m. and Thu., Feb. 24, 8 p.m. 2011 21+

Minh Tran

Larry Adair is a Portland jazz legend, a part of the scene for over 20 years. Whether solo or accompanying Bill Coones' bass fiddle, the man is hypnotic on the jazz guitar, with a playing style that's economical yet complex, showing off on the sly as if he doesn't want you to notice. Arpeggios and surprise chord inversions spring out of his earthy, easy jazz playing like sparks on a live wire. When he really loses himself in the playing, Adair starts humming the solo while he makes it up. It's an intimate, involuntary reaction that tightens the gap between both the player and his guitar and the performer and his audience. DAVE BOW

Mama Maria's Restaurant and Lounge

5234 SE Powell Blvd., Portland, OR 97206
503-788-4698
Hours: Mon-Sat 11am-2:30am, Sun 3pm-2:30am

Venue Hours
  • Mon-Sat 11am-2:30am, Sun 3pm-2:30am
Event Times
This event is in the past.
  • Thu., Jan. 27, 8 p.m., Thu., Feb. 10, 8 p.m. and Thu., Feb. 24, 8 p.m. 2011
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