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Sam Most, a pioneering jazz flutist who performed with a stylistically diverse range of artists, including Tommy Dorsey, Donald Byrd, Herbie Mann and Charles Mingus, died Thursday at the Kaiser Permanente Medical Center in Woodland Hills. He was 82....
In the history of music, certain artists always will be twined with certain venues: Charlie Parker and Birdland, the Apollo Theater and Ella Fitzgerald, James Levine and the Metropolitan Opera House. The number of performers who've played the...
Pianist Benny Green took a few chances Thursday night at the Jazz Showcase, and the risks paid off handsomely – for both him and his listeners. The move was significant because Green typically plays with so much polish, precision and control...
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Lehigh Valley Music presents FESTBLOGIt was quite a celebration for Larry Coryell. The pioneering jazz guitarist just had his 70th birthday last week. But his reunion with two members of his 1970s fusion group, The Eleventh Hour, was thwarted by the hospitalization of keyboardist Mike...
In the world of jazz, there aren't many things you can count on, but one of them is that Eric Reed will swing. Hard. He reaffirmed that tenet from his first robustly stated notes Thursday night at the Jazz Showcase, the pianist digging deeply into the...
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It never has been easy to define jazz, but the task won't be any simpler at this weekend's UCF Orlando Jazz Festival, which aims to introduce music fans to the scope of the genre's influences. At concerts Friday and Saturday, March 22-23, at the...
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...
The Jazz Ensemble from Downers Grove South High School was selected to compete at a nationwide jazz festival this spring. The group is one of 12 bands from 10 states that will square off in the eighth annual Swing Central Jazz competition in Savannah,...
Taylor Ho Bynum Ensemble: The Prince Project World Premiere Feb. 2, 7:30 p.m., $10-$15, Real Art Ways, 56 Arbor St., Hartford, (860) 232-1006, realartways.org Franz Liszt did it. So did Gustav Mahler, the Rolling Stones, John Lennon, Anthony...
The revered jazz bassist Charlie Haden hopes he can give a brief speech when he picks up his Lifetime Achievement Award from the Recording Academy the day before the Grammys are broadcast on Feb. 10. But Haden sometimes has difficulty speaking, and...
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Lakers reserve guard Sasha Vujacic has purchased a unit at the W Hollywood Residences. The condominium, in the $350-million development at the landmark intersection of Hollywood and Vine, has two bedrooms and 2 1/2 bathrooms in about 2,100 square feet....
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Times Staff WritersLittle Tokyo, considered by many outsiders only a destination for food and festivals, is also becoming a hot place to call home. The downtown housing boom has brought upscale condos, which are attracting affluent professionals, artists and seniors. The...
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