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Culture MonsterAs the third installment of the Angel City Jazz Festival drew to a close at the John Anson Ford Amphitheatre Sunday night, there was something oddly appropriate about the choice to tap Ravi Coltrane to finish off an evening dedicated......
Special to the Los Angeles TimesKind of Blue A Novel Miles Corwin Oceanview Publishing: 324 pp., $25.95 In previous books such as "The Killing Season" and "Homicide Special," Miles Corwin explored the inner workings of the Los Angeles Police Department. As a crime reporter for the...
Brand XCraft beer is about to hop into your TV. âBrew Masters,â a new show following Dogfish Head founder Sam Calagione and his team on a beer crawl of brewing adventures, is set to pour its way onto the Discovery Channel at 10 p.m. Nov. 21. The reality...
Culture MonsterIs Dave Brubeck too good to be true? Maybe for those who prefer their jazz icons to have demons and deep shadows hovering over their personas. But Brubeck, who turns 90 on Monday, has over a career spanning seven decades......
Associated PressBilly Taylor, an acclaimed jazz pianist and composer who became one of the genre's most ardent advocates through radio, television and the landmark Jazzmobile arts venture, has died. He was 89. Taylor died of a heart attack Tuesday in Manhattan, said his...
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James Moody, a jazz saxophonist and flutist whose improvised solo on a recording of the song "I'm in the Mood for Love" became a jazz classic, died Thursday in San Diego, where he had lived in recent years. He was 85 and had pancreatic cancer. His...
Culture MonsterAfter nearly 40 years of playing together as a duo, pianist Chick Corea and vibraphonist Gary Burton are recording their first album focusing on music by other artists. Along with Jobim, Kurt Weill and Dave Brubeck, “Eleanor Rigby” stands out....
Culture MonsterSegerstrom Center for the Arts announces ambitious 25th anniversary season...
Pop & HissIncorporating elements from Indian music into jazz hasn’t been a particularly new idea for decades, but leave it to celebrated Indian-American pianist Vijay Iyer to take the long-running tradition a step further. No stranger to incorporating...
Don Van Vliet, a maverick musician who emerged from the Southern California desert with the name Captain Beefheart and a singular and influential form of avant-garde rock in the 1960s, died Friday. He was 69. Van Vliet, who retreated to a reclusive...
Pop & HissWhile it was once the epicenter of West Coast cool jazz, Los Angeles' modal scene rarely gets mentioned by anyone other than genre purists. But over the last few years Flying Lotus has labored tirelessly to correct the imbalance, incorporating......
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