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Bridge Town

by Jon Puro

"Bridge Town" is an album of original compositions for solo piano, written and performed by Jon Puro. Most of the works are named for various landmarks throughout the city of Portland, Oregon.
Genre: Jazz: Piano Jazz
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Esplanade
3:42 $0.99
2. Spring Has Sprung
2:47 $0.99
3. Caldera
6:32 $0.99
4. Burnside Stride
6:04 $0.99
5. For You
4:23 $0.99
6. Street Wise
6:57 $0.99
7. Richard's Lullaby
4:41 $0.99
8. Old Town
5:34 $0.99
9. The Willamette Rag
3:22 $0.99
10. Coming Home
2:18 $0.99
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Album Notes
“Bridge Town” is a popular nickname for the city of Portland, Oregon. Portland has eleven bridges within its city limits spanning the Willamette River and three more bridges crossing the Columbia River. Most works on this album are named for landmarks and other themes related to Portland. All works were composed and performed by Jon Puro.

Esplanade: This is the name of a 3 mile walkway in downtown Portland circling the west and east banks of the Willamette River. The piece portrays a sense and rhythm of a person walking along a path, enjoying and experiencing various things along the way (much like Mussorgsky’s “Promenade” from “Pictures at an Exhibition”, except jazzier).

Spring Has Sprung: In April 2018, after a record-setting winter of endless rain, the sun finally came out. I wrote this piece with the feeling of joy for the long-awaited arrival of spring.

Caldera: Named after Mt. Tabor in Portland, Oregon, which is one of only two extinct volcanoes in an urban setting in the United States. “Caldera” evokes the mood and volatility of a potential volcano, at some points quiet and calm, then the next moment erupting.

Burnside Stride: Burnside Street was named for Portland merchant David Burnside in 1892. This street bisects Portland, dividing the city into northern and southern halves. This is stride-style piece named after this central street of the city.

For You: A piece styled after the compositions of Vince Guaraldi.

Streetwise: Throughout downtown Portland are hundreds of red bricks embedded within sidewalks and the public square called “Pioneer Courthouse Square”. On many of these bricks are engraved various slogans and aphorisms. These bricks are referred to as “street wise” (since the bricks make up the sidewalks and streets).

Richard’s Lullaby: My son, Richard, was born in Portland in the year 2000. This work is dedicated to him.

Old Town: Portland old town is an exciting, gritty neighborhood with many bars, restaurants, dance clubs, and people of all kinds. This piece evokes the mood of old town and its colorful history.,_Portland,_Oregon

Willamette Rag: A traditional ragtime piece written in the form and style of rags of old, such as those by Scott Joplin, Jelly Roll Morton and Fats Waller. It is named for the Willamette River, which flows through Portland.

Coming Home: I wrote this piece after long periods of travel, finally flying back to Portland and knowing I would soon be home.



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