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Ed Cassidy, the drummer whose musical background influenced the jazz-tinged sound of the band Spirit, which emerged in the late 1960s as one of the West Coast's premier rock groups, has died. He was 89. Cassidy died Thursday of cancer at an assisted...
LA Times MagazineJazz is only the beginning for Esperanza Spalding...
Show TrackerClick here to download TV listings for the week of May 27 - June 2 in PDF format TV listings for the week of May 27 - June 2 in PDF format are also available here This week's TV Movies......
Culture MonsterJazz composer and bass player Stanley Clarke shares his musical influences...
William Coblentz Former University of California regent William Coblentz, 88, an attorney and former University of California regent who fought against South Africa's apartheid policies and upheld the right of communist philosopher Angela Davis to teach...
Mike Zwerin Trombonist, jazz critic Mike Zwerin, 79, a trombonist who got his break jamming with Miles Davis and later became the Paris-based jazz critic for the International Herald Tribune, died Friday in a Paris hospital after a long illness, his...
Jazz drummer Ed Thigpen, who often was described as "Mr. Taste" for his sensitive accompaniment of instrumentalists and singers such as Ella Fitzgerald, Oscar Peterson, Bud Powell and Billy Taylor, died Wednesday at Hvidovre Hospital in Copenhagen. He was...
Pop & HissIn the wake of causing a minor firestorm in the online jazz community last month with a playful video decrying the influence of "jazz nerds," drummer Jason Marsalis e-mailed me a clarification this morning that both expands on the definition,......
With the publication of "Golden Dreams: California in an Age of Abundance, 1950-1963," Kevin Starr -- now university professor and professor of history at USC and state librarian of California emeritus -- has completed his transformation from the state'...
Herman Leonard, a photographer best known for his iconic images of such jazz greats as Billie Holiday, Duke Ellington and Miles Davis, has died. He was 87. Leonard died Saturday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, a family spokeswoman said. No...
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