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Bluegrass legend Del McCoury has been touring for more than 40 years, but the 73-year-old still likes to shake it up when he performs. "I do an all-request show where the audience shouts out what they want to hear. The band doesn't know what we are...
Clare Fischer, a Grammy-winning pianist, composer and arranger who crossed freely from jazz to Latin and pop music, working with such names as Dizzy Gillespie, George Shearing and Natalie Cole as well as Paul McCartney, Prince and Michael Jackson, has...
Sam Rivers, a saxophonist and composer who helped define the avant-garde jazz scene in the 1960s and '70s, died of pneumonia Monday in Orlando, Fla. He was 88. Rivers, whose legacy is defined by both his pioneering spirit in the post-bop jazz scene and a...
Nation NowGoogle Doodles: Gumby, Halloween, Dizzy Gillespie and more -- a Doodler talks about her favorites and what inspires the Google Doodle team. 2011 was a very good year for doodles....
Culture MonsterSam Rivers, a tenor saxophonist and composer who helped define the avant garde jazz scene in the '60s and '70s died Monday. He was 88....
24 Frames“Chico & Rita”: A mostly Spanish-language drama that opens in Los Angeles on Friday, “Chico & Rita” tackles mature subjects like sex, ambition and regret in a format Hollywood studios reserve for kid-friendly fare: animation....
Pop & HissEarl Scruggs created a foundation for progressive musicians to build on. Bela Fleck is an example of one who took the banjo to new heights because of what Earl Scruggs created before him....
Sitting in the hall that she operates in Leimert Park on a recent afternoon, Barbara Morrison is uncharacteristically sedentary. She recently lost a leg to diabetes. While she speaks with customary grace and cheer, the jazz vocalist is in a period of...
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...
Even if you haven't yet heard of Ambrose Akinmusire, you might think you know what his lauded new album "When the Heart Emerges Glistening" sounds like. Jazz — particularly jazz trumpet — is a loaded business, one in which swaths of...
Culture MonsterCatalina Popescu has been running the club named for her for 25 years this month. We wanted to ask Popescu: Which artists inspired you to open a jazz club and –- through all the ups and down of the economy and jazz’s popularity –- keep...
Culture Monster"John Wayne:Between Scenes," exhibit of personal and private photos by Phil Stern at the Phil Stern Gallery downtown L.A....
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