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  • Guitarist Jeff Parker leaves his comfort zone in relocating to L.A.

     Guitarist Jeff Parker leaves his comfort zone in relocating to L.A.
    Los Angeles can be tough on newcomers, particularly among musicians. A key figure in the fertile Chicago jazz scene and member of the groundbreaking indie band Tortoise, guitarist Jeff Parker is midway through a relocation to L.A. that has found him straddling two cities during the last few months.
  • Von Freeman dies at 88; jazz tenor saxophonist with singular sound

    Von Freeman dies at 88; jazz tenor saxophonist with singular sound
    Von Freeman was revered as a tenor saxophonist but was never a major star, worshiped by critics but perpetually strapped for cash. He seemed to purposely avoid commercial success. When trumpeter Miles Davis phoned Freeman in the 1950s looking for a...

    Market Watch: Prime time for Blenheim apricots, Snow Queen white nectarines and Persian mulberries

    Market Watch: Prime time for Blenheim apricots, Snow Queen white nectarines and Persian mulberries
    For stone fruit growers and buyers, the cool, moist spring yielded mixed results: disastrous losses for many cherry farmers whose crops split in the rain; a banner year for apricots, which have thrived in the milder weather; and a delayed harvest, with...

    Fred Anderson dies at 81; tenor saxophonist

    Fred Anderson dies at 81; tenor saxophonist
    Fred Anderson, a tenor saxophonist known for having a smooth, velvety playing style and a Chicago club that was considered one of the cradles of contemporary jazz, has died. He was 81. His sons, Eugene and Michael, said their father died Thursday, but...

    Free-jazz saxophonist Fred Anderson dies at 81

     
    One of the leading figures in the Chicago music scene was lost Thursday as Fred Anderson, saxophonist, club owner and tireless advocate for the city's fertile jazz scene, died at 81. In a tender, illuminating obituary for the Chicago Tribune,...