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Pop & HissMusicians who explore the fringes of music as we know it often seem to operate in a parallel dimension with few points of reference for the average music fan. This historically has been true in jazz, where such innovators as......
Culture MonsterGiven its occasional tendency to revel in its rich past, you could argue that jazz needs another album dedicated to one of its titans about as much as it needs another 19-hour documentary series. But leave it to restless tenor......
James Moody, a jazz saxophonist and flutist whose improvised solo on a recording of the song "I'm in the Mood for Love" became a jazz classic, died Thursday in San Diego, where he had lived in recent years. He was 85 and had pancreatic cancer. His...
It had been a long night — a concert, a reunion with an old friend, a midnight meal — but as the clock ticked past 2 a.m. Quincy Jones sat in a rare state of silence in his estate at the very top of Bel-Air. The man they call Q nodded at the...
Buddy Collette, a Grammy-nominated jazz saxophonist, flautist, bandleader and educator who played important roles in Los Angeles jazz as a musician and an advocate for the rights of African American musicians, has died. He was 89. Collette died Sunday at...
Fox 61Rub your eyes and pinch yourself all you want; you'll still swear that you're in the presence of Marilyn Monroe herself. "Marilyn: Forever Blonde" is playing at the Ivoryton Playhouse, and you can color this writer convinced. "Marilyn: Forever Blonde" is...
Pop & HissIf mainstream jazz has what could be considered an ambassador in 2009, it's Wynton Marsalis. A member of jazz royalty practically from the moment he could hold a horn, Marsalis rolled into the sprawling Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza on......
L.A. NOWMore than twenty-six years after his death, gifts to UC Berkeley from the estate of jazz pianist Earl "Fatha" Hines will help ensure that the music plays on. Hines, who lived in Oakland and once lectured on the Berkeley campus,......
Pop & HissA Tribe Called Quest garnered the most critical raves and Wu-Tang Clan swung the hardcore hip-hop pendulum back from the West Coast, but no group defined the sound of '90s New York City rap like Gang Starr. Even 21 years......
Times Staff ReportsJack Nimitz, a jazz baritone saxophonist who played in the Woody Herman and Stan Kenton big bands and in the group "Supersax," died Wednesday of complications from emphysema at his home in Studio City. He was 79. Born in Washington, D.C., in 1930, Nimitz...
Edward V. Hanrahan Ex-Illinois prosecutor Edward V. Hanrahan, 88, a former Cook County state's attorney in Illinois whose political career was ruined when Chicago police assigned to his office killed two members of the Black Panther Party in 1969,...
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