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  • Jazz review: Daniel Rosenboom Septet, Slumgum at Royal/T

     
    Guys with spectacles and 1889 Van Gogh beards playing jazz in an art gallery: The Daniel Rosenboom Nonet and Slumgum looked right at home at Culver City's Royal/T on Wednesday.
  • Louie Bellson dies at 84; Duke Ellington called him 'the world's greatest drummer'

    Louie Bellson, a jazz drummer and bandleader who combined remarkable instrumental virtuosity with far-ranging compositional skills, has died. He was 84. According to his wife, Francine, Bellson died Saturday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los...

    Jay-Z: The next Frank Sinatra?

     
    Here's hoping you're not yet tired of "Empire State of Mind." The Times' Geraldine Baum writes in this Sunday's Calendar that the Jay-Z and Alicia Keys hit appears to be ready to stand the test of time. The question Baum...

    Wynton Marsalis and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra at the Hollywood Bowl

    Wynton Marsalis and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra at the Hollywood Bowl
    Wynton Marsalis describes the big jazz band as "the American orchestra." It's an intriguing and, in many ways, definitive identification of the instrumental collective that has been a foundation ensemble of American jazz and popular music for more than 80...

    The critics: 5 new titles worth checking out

    The critics: 5 new titles worth checking out
    CRITICISM IN AMERICAN CULTURE: New releases Here are five titles that put the lie to the notion that criticism is a dying art. Corn Flakes With John Lennon And Other Tales from a Rock 'n' Roll Life Robert Hilburn Rodale: 280 pp., $24.99 Hilburn,...