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On stage, he was a volcano, torrents of sound pouring from the bell of his tenor saxophone. In person, he couldn't be gentler, a soft-spoken jazz giant who nurtured generations of musicians and, therefore, enhanced Chicago's stature as a nexus of...
Tags: Concerts, Heart Attack, Howard Reich, Fred Anderson, Music
Until three weeks ago, no jazz club owner ever had been selected to receive the country's pre-eminent jazz honor: the National Endowment for the Arts' Jazz Masters Fellowship, which carries with it $25,000 and considerable prestige. Anyone who follows...
Revered around the world but never a major star, worshipped by critics and connoisseurs but perpetually strapped for cash, the towering Chicago tenor saxophonist Von Freeman practically went out of his way to avoid commercial success. When trumpeter Miles...
Lehigh Valley MusicPhil Woods did not play as many notes Thursday night, during his performance in Easton, as he did during his days with Benny Goodman and Dizzy Gillespie. But the notes that he played with pupils, Nelson Hill and Jay Rattman, were precise punches....
Culture MonsterJazz guitarist Kenny Burrell, at 80, discusses his music and values....
Pop & HissAn Appreciation for E Street Band sax man Clarence Clemons...
Culture Monster“Grand Canyon Serenade” 8 p.m. Thursday KVCR: A visual tour of the Grand Canyon is set to classical music by Tchaikovsky, Brahms and Dvorak. “Globe Trekker” 8 p.m. Thursday and 7 p.m. Saturday KLCS; 9 p.m. Monday KCET: Amsterdam...
Daily DishAngel City Brewing, the 14-year-old microbrewery that once called Alpine Village in Torrance home, has moved to downtown Los Angeles. It held a few parties in its beer garden last weekend, but it celebrates its grand opening this weekend. Friday's......
Culture MonsterWelcome to a block party of one. Sitting on a set of stairs in the middle of a bare stage, Dael Orlandersmith recounts close encounters of the urban kind in “Stoop Stories,” which played last week as part of the......
Featuring the Birdland Big Band (pictured) and its director, Tommy Igoe, Live At Birdland sends audiences back to the heyday(s) of Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Thelonius Monk, Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Stan Getz, and Lester Young — artists who...
Red Holloway, a tenor and alto saxophonist who was one of Los Angeles' most highly regarded jazz artists for more than four decades, died Saturday in San Luis Obispo. He was 84. The cause was kidney failure, complicated by several strokes, according to...
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