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Back in 1979, rock critic Greil Marcus asked a bunch of his colleagues to answer the ultimate music fan's question: What one album would they want to have if they were stranded on a desert island? Just over 25 years later, I offered the same challenge...
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ARIZONA Musicfest 2008 A Southwest winter musical festival brings 13 concerts during a five-week stretch to venues in northern Scottsdale and Carefree. Pianist André Watts, a guest star, will perform Beethoven's 4th Piano Concerto; the Musicfest Chorus...
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Ornette Coleman, who earlier this year became only the second jazz musician to win the Pulitzer Prize for music, swept the top honors at the Jazz Awards 2007 on Thursday, winning in four categories, including musician of the year. Coleman's "Sound...
Charlie Haden Family & Friends (Decca) * * * The stereotypical disconnect between the worlds of jazz and country music was beautifully crystallized many years ago when celebrated drummer Buddy Rich was in the hospital. Just before going into surgery,...
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Los Angeles Times Staff WriterOrnette Coleman, Herbie Hancock, Youssou N'Dour and Pete Escovedo and his Latin Jazz Orchestra are a few of the artists in the extensive lineup. When, where: Through Nov. 30 at venues throughout San Francisco. Cost: Ticket prices from $5 to $88. Info:...
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Freddie Hubbard, widely regarded as the most gifted jazz trumpeter of the post-bebop '60s and '70s, died Monday at Sherman Oaks Hospital in Los Angeles. He was 70. The cause of death was attributed to complications from a heart attack he suffered Nov....
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Freddie Hubbard, the Grammy-winning jazz musician whose blazing virtuosity influenced a generation of trumpet players and who collaborated with such greats as Ornette Coleman, John Coltrane and Sonny Rollins, died Monday, a month...
There are the Grammy Awards, which are about music, more or less, and there is the telecast of the Grammy Awards, which is about three-plus hours of prime time television. As an event in the real world, it expresses the same market forces, internal...
By Jeff Miller, The EnvelopeSmallest "big" moment: Given the hype leading up to the Police reunion that opened the show, it seemed that Sting, Andy Summers and Stewart Copeland would be able to cure world hunger or restart Palestinian-Israeli peace talks. In reality, their so-so...
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Rock stars, Jazzers, Pachucos...they may have grown up somewhere else quaint, like Sandusky, Ohio, or Canada, but they made their mark here—lived, created and died here. Music is as much a part of the L.A. legacy as film and television. From the bebop...
Sun StaffHometown: Baltimore Current members: Nicholas Lee, vocals, guitar, keyboards, samples; Jim Russell, guitar, synthesizer; Rob Parrish, drums, percussion; Mike vonBank; vocals, saxophone; Jon Carroll, bass. Founded in: 1997 Style: Experimental punk...
Special to the TribuneThe members of the World Festival Symphony Orchestra are accustomed to performing on strings, brass, woodwinds and percussion. It's just the specific forms of these instruments that might feel a little foreign to the musicians as they rehearse this week:...
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