Shao Way Wu | Salting

Portland Metro Arts – Saturday, August 18 – 1:30 p.m.
Shao Way Wu

Shao Way Wu | Salting

Saturday, August 18, doors open: 1:00 p.m., event begins: 1:30 p.m.
Tickets: https://www.tickettomato.com/event/5566

Portland bassist Shao Way Wu’s collaborative project, Salting, features Randy Porter, and Jason Palmer, performing new compositions that examine the role of truth in today’s society.

Shao Way Wu is a freelance jazz bassist and Portland resident who grew up in Hong Kong. He moved to and the Bay Area in 1971 at the age of fifteen. Shao Way has business degree with an art minor University of San Francisco.

Wu met Randy Porter at Humboldt State College in the 1980’s. Two years ago, Wu approached Porter about a duet recording project. Later, Porter recommend drummer Jason Palmer for the project.

Salting is partially influenced by the Tribe Called Quest album, People’s Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm, with its film music-like, digital-age-influenced musical montages. Salting’s underlying theme is the role that truth and deception play in society.

Lineup: Shao Way Wu, bass; Randy Porter, piano; Jason Palmer, drums

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