A selection of jazz and jazz-adjacent shows coming up this week.
I’d probably only been covering jazz for the Los Angeles Times for a year or so when the phone rang at my desk and on the other end was Charlie Haden.
A selection of jazz and jazz-adjacent shows coming this weekend.
Typically, music is a lot easier to hear than explain. Consider alto saxophonist Steve Lehman. Holding a doctorate in composition from Columbia University, Lehman is a dazzling talent with a compact tone and expansive ambitions that created one of 2009’s most acclaimed albums,...
The Angel City Jazz Festival has its 2014 lineup, and in a sense the annual celebration of improvisation has gone back to where it started.
'Thumbscrew,' from Mary Halvorson's latest trio, Thumbscrew, features her signature slippery drive, but the trio combines for an album that retains a sharp yet searching focus.