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  • Jazz's past and present will be celebrated this spring

    Jazz's past and present will be celebrated this spring
    Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra: Trumpeter and roving ambassador for jazz Wynton Marsalis brings his nimble big band to town with a wealth of talent and tradition in tow. Expect sharp suits and even sharper tunes delivered by a band dedicated to bridging the gap between the music's history and its present. Walt Disney Concert Hall, April 20 www.laphil.com
  • Donald Byrd dies at 80; jazz trumpeter was a funk-fusion experimenter

    Donald Byrd dies at 80; jazz trumpeter was a funk-fusion experimenter
    Jazz trumpeter and band leader Donald Byrd, whose clean, elegant phrasing made his reputation in the 1950s and '60s before he began experimenting in the '70s and '80s with jazz-funk-R&B fusions on discs such as "Black Byrd" and "Thank You ... for F.U.M.L....

    Donald Byrd dies at 80; jazz musician and educator

    Jazz musician Donald Byrd, a leading hard-bop trumpeter of the 1950s who collaborated on dozens of albums with top artists of his time and later enjoyed commercial success with hit jazz-funk fusion records such as "Black Byrd," has died. He was 80. He...

    Review: Wayne Shorter, Esperanza Spalding aim high at Disney Hall

    Review: Wayne Shorter, Esperanza Spalding aim high at Disney Hall
    With Los Angeles steadily filling with music royalty for this weekend's Grammy Awards and the many parties and performances in its orbit, Wayne Shorter led a show that served as a celebration of its own at Disney Hall on Saturday night. Featuring the...

    Jazz album review: Wayne Shorter's 'Without a Net'

    Jazz album review: Wayne Shorter's 'Without a Net'
    Wayne Shorter Quartet “Without a Net” (Blue Note Records) Three and a half stars There’s a moment during Wayne Shorter’s much-anticipated new album where someone, said to be a member of the string ensemble Imani Winds, lets out...