| Sep 10, 2010
| 4:36 PM
When Neil Diamond called Herbie Hancock to do a collaboration, the jazz legend readily says he didnât share much in common with the singer â other than a fiscal one. âI had never even met Neil before. The connection we......
| Jul 18, 2010
When journalists ask Herbie Hancock which musicians he listens to, he thinks that they're expecting him to say Oscar Peterson and Chick Corea -- that is, virtuoso jazz pianists like himself.
"I do listen to those musicians," Hancock said recently,...
| Oct 17, 2010
The Oct. 7 "Celebración," the Los Angeles Philharmonic opening night gala, attracted 800 guests to what looked like a high-tech supper club on Grand Avenue. Judging from the crowd packing the dance floor, guests could have danced all night — when...
| Feb 14, 2011
Pop provocateurs Lady Gaga and Eminem may have brought more compelling career stories to the 53rd annual Grammy Awards, but on a shocking night the big trophies went home Sunday with Southern trio Lady Antebellum and Montreal indie-rock band Arcade Fire....
| Feb 15, 2011
Lots of upsets, life-size Jim Henson Co. puppets and a giant egg carrying Lady Gaga were enough to drive the Grammy Awards to its largest audience in more than a decade. Sunday night's biggest winner, however, might be an act that didn't even take home...
| Feb 8, 2011
| 12:31 PM
Lady Antebellum's desperate late-night call for companionship, "Need You Now," was named record and song of the year among five awards the country trio collected during the 53rd Grammy Awards ceremony Sunday from Staples Center in Los Angeles.
| Jul 17, 2011
Living in Los Angeles, one of the early joys of summer is running down the schedule at the Hollywood Bowl. Probably the most famed venue on the West Coast, the Bowl's sprawling, woodsy confines and nearly 18,000-person capacity can transform mere concerts...
| Dec 9, 2013
| 5:04 AM
Rapper Snoop Dogg and Bill O'Reilly at the Kennedy Center Honors?
It happens this year in an event staged Sunday in Washington. CBS presents the edited, two-hour version at 9 p.m. Dec. 29.
The rapper and the Fox News star both salute jazz great Herbie...
| Dec 9, 2013
| 9:50 AM
You'd think by now the vaults would be empty.
But in fact, 2013 has produced a bumper crop of quality musical boxed sets, as the capsule reviews of pop, roots, classical and jazz collections below reveal. True, much of the reissued music has been...
| Dec 8, 2013
| 10:05 PM
Rapper Snoop Dogg and Bill O'Reilly of Fox News agreed Sunday on one thing: They like Herbie Hancock.
Hancock, 73, the Chicago-born jazz virtuoso, was one of five performing artists celebrated at the star-studded Kennedy Center Honors gala.
| Dec 6, 2013
| 12:40 PM
Some years are better than others when it comes to boxed sets, and this time the offerings are unusually rich:
Herbie Hancock: "The Complete Columbia Album Collection: 1972-1988" (Legacy Recordings; $249.98). Here's the magnum opus of the season's...