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Teddy Charles, a jazz vibraphonist who performed with Charlie Parker, Miles Davis, Charles Mingus and other bebop-era jazz greats before becoming a charter boat captain in the Caribbean, died Monday at Peconic Bay Medical Center in Riverhead on New York's...
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Pop & HissRappers Jay-Z and Kanye West performed the first of three "Watch the Throne" concerts at Staples Center in Los Angeles. Times pop music critic Randall Roberts was there to review....
Culture MonsterSetting aside more sympathetic choices from jazz veterans Sonny Rollins and 93-year-old bandleader Gerald Wilson, Grammy voters opted for familiar faces from a different generation....
Ray Bryant, a pianist and composer whose long career took off after he accompanied a variety of jazz greats during the 1950s at the Blue Note club in Philadelphia, has died. He was 79. Bryant died June 2 at New York Hospital Queens, a hospital...
Culture MonsterChick Corea, Sonny Rollins and L.A. great Gerald Wilson are among the nominees. Young pianist Gerald Clayton also receives a nod in a crowded instrumental album field....
Culture MonsterThe Puerto Rican-born saxophonist discusses his new album "Alma Adentro," a reinterpretation of songs from his native country. Zenon performs live in Santa Monica Saturday...
Pop & HissAn Appreciation for E Street Band sax man Clarence Clemons...
Culture MonsterComing to Southern California this weekend, Seattle-based saxophonist Skerik talks about his band's confrontational name and the perils of musical labels....
Pop & HissIn Rotation: Aaron Goldberg and Guillermo Klein, ‘Bienestan’ by Chris Barton...
Culture MonsterHurricane Irene menaces Broadway, other cultural institutions...
Culture Monster“Grand Canyon Serenade” 8 p.m. Thursday KVCR: A visual tour of the Grand Canyon is set to classical music by Tchaikovsky, Brahms and Dvorak. “Globe Trekker” 8 p.m. Thursday and 7 p.m. Saturday KLCS; 9 p.m. Monday KCET: Amsterdam...
Mitch Miller, who helped shape musical tastes in the 1950s and early '60s as the head of the popular music division at Columbia Records and hosted the hit "Sing Along With Mitch" TV show in the early '60s while becoming one of the era's most...
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