Available Now at Since its inception, the music of Portland, Oregon’s 1939 Ensemble has always explored the relationship between rhythm and melody. On the quartet’s new EP Beats & Saints, that connection — between pulse and phrase — is turned inside out. The record finds multi-instrumentalists José Medeles, David Coniglio, Josh Thomas, and Knate... Continue Reading →

OPB: State of Wonder: 1939 Ensemble

The Dark, Lovely Sounds of the 1939 Ensemble Portland-based 1939 Ensemble is not just a jazz group. Their atypical beats slowly build momentum, creating an ominous wave of sound that is both unsettling and delightful, sounding like a bunch of jazz musicians were tasked to write a post-rock soundtrack for an edgy cop show. With... Continue Reading →

Radio Cade Podcast Episode 1

Honor to be Michael's first guest! He's great and I love his mission. Here's what he had to say.... José Medeles is the owner of Portland's world-famous Revival Drum Shop and I'm proud to say he's my first-ever podcast guest. Full of real-world wisdom -- much of it earned by playing with a long list... Continue Reading →

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