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Jazz (Music Genre)

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  • Massive Paramount Records trove has an ear for history

    Massive Paramount Records trove has an ear for history
    The ambitious new set "The Rise and Fall of Paramount Records 1917-1932, Volume 1" comes packaged in a sturdy wooden suitcase dubbed "The Cabinet of Wonder," an apt title considering the awe-inducing sounds and history it resurrects. A label whose...
  • Sites for high-quality music downloads

    Sites for high-quality music downloads
    Sites for CD-quality and studio master downloads: Qobuz: This French site is now the world's best megastore record store for downloads. While the catalog is not quite as deep as Amazon or iTunes, it offers a vast wealth of recordings available as...
  • Leimert Park's World Stage hopes to keep the music playing

    Leimert Park's World Stage hopes to keep the music playing
    It was a fundraiser for a venerable Crenshaw-area jazz establishment at risk of going under. But the aging musicians, outré artists and dreadlocked activists gathered to help at Leimert Park were an emblem of the venue's problems. They lined up for a...
  • Five musical reasons to see Charlie Haden at REDCAT Tuesday

    Five musical reasons to see Charlie Haden at REDCAT Tuesday
    You can't talk about modern jazz without talking about Charlie Haden. The bassist who forged a woodsy backbone for groundbreaking recordings with Ornette Coleman and later went on to found the jazz program at CalArts, Haden has been in poor health since...
  • Flying Lotus posts dozens of outtakes

    Flying Lotus posts dozens of outtakes
    Unlike many beat-scene producers, Flying Lotus takes his time between albums. That doesn't mean he's not making a ton of music in the interim, however.  Today, the L.A. electro-jazz savant posted a free zip file with several dozen outtakes, remixes...
  • Jazz guitar great Jim Hall dies at 83

    Jazz guitar great Jim Hall dies at 83
    Guitarist Jim Hall, an understated yet profoundly influential presence on jazz guitar, died in his sleep Tuesday morning at his New York City home. He was 83. Hall, whose career began in the '50s as part of the West Coast jazz scene with Jimmy Giuffre...
  • Jazz review: Charlie Haden speaks volumes at REDCAT

    Jazz review: Charlie Haden speaks volumes at REDCAT
    It's a grim reality, but there's one thing you don't expect from Charlie Haden on stage in 2013, and that's a lot of conversation. Stricken by post-polio syndrome since late 2010 (Haden was first diagnosed with a bulbar form of the disease around his...
  • Jim Hall dies at 83; guitarist influenced generations of jazz players

    Jim Hall dies at 83; guitarist influenced generations of jazz players
    Jim Hall, a jazz guitarist, composer and arranger whose subtle, lyrical playing style was favored by such iconic jazz artists as Sonny Rollins, Bill Evans, Paul Desmond and Ella Fitzgerald, has died in New York. He was 83. Hall died in his sleep Tuesday...
  • Summer in SoCal: The coolest hot-weather events, food and attractions

    Summer in SoCal: The coolest hot-weather events, food and attractions
    The rest of the country might fantasize about escaping to Los Angeles during their dreaded icy winters, but natives know that the best time to be in this fair city is during the summertime. This is when L.A. comes alive. During these warmer months,...
  • Kongar-ol Ondar dies at 51; master of Tuvan throat singing

    Kongar-ol Ondar dies at 51; master of Tuvan throat singing
    What do Richard Feynman, Willie Nelson, Frank Zappa and Boris Yeltsin have in common? The answer was embodied in a radiant, round-faced Siberian singer named Kongar-ol Ondar, whose voice was unlike any in the western world. Ondar was a master of...
  • Michael Einziger of Incubus lists Malibu house with sound studio

    Michael Einziger of Incubus lists Malibu house with sound studio
    Michael Einziger of the alt-rock band Incubus has listed his Malibu retreat, with a sound studio, for $3.75 million. If you are thinking that a garage band member might live in a grungy pad, think again. This is one classy estate. Set on nearly an...